Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Would you believe that a seeemingly endless list of names of strangers could tell a poignant tale ?
This long list is a snapshot of "Booming" India's Agrarian crisis. What it doesn't talk about is the plight of the families of these deceased men. Each person on this list may have had at least 3 or 4 lives dependent on him - lives that may have withered off by now !

Sainath's book titled "Everybody loves a good drought", is a collection of stories from India's poorest and unheard-of districts.I read it about a year ago. It paints the true picture of my land - The land of contradictions, The land of abundance and paucity !!

More here.


At 6:40 PM, Blogger James said...

Thanks for looking in on my blog Sarath and leaving a comment. Always welcome!

Your links were interesting (about the farming/water crisis)but disturbing. We never get to hear about this stuff. It seems the poorest people everywhere pay the heaviest price.



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