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by Siddharth Dube

  • ISBN: 1856495981
  • Category: Historical
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Siddharth Dube
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zed Books (December 15, 1998)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1223 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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This book is more than the life experiences of a rural Dalit family. No surprise to anyone, these anti-poverty programs just made the rich even richer.

This book is more than the life experiences of a rural Dalit family. Various government programs, over the decades since Independence, that were supposedly designed to help poor agricultural workers are discussed. The effects-or lack of effects-that these programs had on the lives of this particular Dalit family and their neighbors shows how the government was insincere-time and again-to genuinely help the poor. This book is more than the life experiences of a rural Dalit family.

On August 15, 1947, the day of India's independence from Britain, Ram Dass and his family were Untouchables-lowest of the low in an apparently unchanging caste system, landless serfs bonded to a feudal village lord in a remote part of Uttar Pradesh deep in the heart of Hindu India.

Book shows more wear and tear than a good book. Contains highlighting and/or writing/underlining. This is a book about how India works. Siddharth Dube's argument is relentless, like the poverty he describes. Arundhati Roy, author, The God of Small Things. Cover art may differ from stock photo.

Dumont, L. (1970) Homo hierarchicus: The caste system and its implications. Weidenfe and Nicolson, London. Duncan, I. (1997) 'Agricultural innovation and political change in North India: Lok Dal in Uttar Pradesh', Journal of Peasant Studies, 24(4): 246-68. Duncan, 1. (1999) 'Dalits and politics in rural north India: the Bahujan Samaj Par in Uttar Pradesh', Journal of Peasant Studies, 27(1): 35-60. Dutta, N. (1997) 'Arya Samaj and the making of Jat identity', Studies in History, 13(1):97-119.

ISBN: 1856495981; Издательство: Zed Books Told through the voices of several generations, it takes the reader on a journey into the reality of Asian poverty-the powerlessness, the sickness, the illiteracy and all the other deprivations which.

ISBN: 1856495981; Издательство: Zed Books. On August 15, 1947, the day of India's independence from Britain, Ram Dass and his family were Untouchables-lowest of the low in an apparently unchanging caste system, landless serfs bonded to a feudal village lord in a remote part of Uttar Pradeshdeep in the heart of Hindu India. Told through the voices of several generations, it takes the reader on a journey into the reality of Asian poverty-the powerlessness, the sickness, the illiteracy and all the other deprivations which enmesh the poor.

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In the Land of Poverty

In the Land of Poverty. An unforgettable oral history of an impoverished Indian family, In the Land of Poverty draws readers into an understanding not just of the personal experience of poverty but of the intractable reasons for its continuance. On 15 August 1947, the day of India‘s independence from Britain, Ram Dass Pasi and his family were ‘Untouchables’ – lowest of the low in an apparently unchanging caste system, landless serfs bonded to a feudal village lord in a remote part of Uttar Pradesh deep in the heartland of India.

SIDELIGHTS: Siddharth Dube is a Western-educated Indian whose books on poverty and the AIDS epidemic in his .

SIDELIGHTS: Siddharth Dube is a Western-educated Indian whose books on poverty and the AIDS epidemic in his native land have provided a human face to social problems. In Words Like Freedom: Memoirs of an Impoverished Indian Family, 1947-1997 (published as In the Land of Poverty: Memoirs of an Indian Family, 1947-1997 in the United States), Dube, a former consultant and policy analyst to international organizations including the World Bank and UNICEF, takes to task the trickle-down arguments that increased economic growth in India will ultimately.

com's Siddharth Dube Author Page. His books include In the Land of Poverty: Memoirs of an Impoverished Indian Family, 1947-1997; Sex, Lies and AIDS; and the central essay to photographer Sebastião Salgado's The End of Polio. Dube was born in Calcutta in 1961. He studied at Tufts University, the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism, and the Harvard School of Public Health, where he completed his MSc in 1991.

On August 15, 1947, the day of India's independence from Britain, Ram Dass and his family were Untouchables--lowest of the low in an apparently unchanging caste system, landless serfs bonded to a feudal village lord in a remote part of Uttar Pradesh deep in the heart of Hindu India. Fifty years later as the country celebrated its half-century of independence, Ram Dass's family still suffered poverty and oppression--this despite their efforts and despite the changes which have transformed the face of independent India. This book is their story, and the story of modern India. Told through the voices of several generations, it takes the reader on a journey into the reality of Asian poverty--the powerlessness, the sickness, the illiteracy and all the other deprivations which enmesh the poor. Gradually we learn to understand not simply the human reality of what it means to be poor, but also the central paradox of modern India: half a century of democracy, economic growth and constitutional commitment to social justice has not lessened the acute, mass poverty of the country. This vivid account draws its readers into an unforgettable understanding not just of the personal experience of poverty but of the intractable reasons for its continuance.

Comments

Umi Umi
This is a work in the genre of Orwell's "Down and out in Paris and London." Immensely readable, despite the very serious nature of the work, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in development issues, untouchablity and in learning about how it must be to live in abject poverty. Kudos to the author for this fine contribution to the few works that exist on the subject.
Fesho Fesho
This book deals with a problem--persistent rural poverty and the tenacity of caste discrimination--that gets increasingly ignored amidst the current focus on India's high-tech modernization. The book is especially effective used in undergraduate teaching because its life stories personalize the issues of poverty and discrimination across the generations, offsetting the stereotypical undergraduate view of India as a land of Bollywood glitz and call centers. I urge everyone to read it, and urge publisher to keep it in print.