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Thursday, November 10, 2005
Mr P Sainath speaks on Agrarian Crisis and the Role of Media
"National Institute of Advanced Studies Indian Institute of Science Campus Bangalore 560012
P U B L I C L E C T U R E
Title: Agrarian Crisis and the Role of Media
Speaker: Sri P SAINATH Development Writer and Author
Day and Date: Thursday, 10 November 2005
Time: 5.45 pm
Venue: J R D Tata Auditorium NIAS, IISc Campus
All are cordially invited - - - -
About the Speaker:
Sri P. SAINATH is Asia's leading development journalist, writing frequently about issues such as poverty and the effects of industrialization on India. Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen describes him as "one of the world's greatest experts on famine and hunger". Through his work on the livelihoods of India's rural poor, Sainath has changed the nature of the development debate in his own country and across the world.
His landmark book, "Everybody Loves a Good Drought," is a devastating portrait of Indian economic policies gone awry.
He received international recognition after he spent two years in the poorest districts in India, reporting about the daily struggles of the citizenry. He covered everything from agriculture subsidies to starvation deaths. That work formed the basis for his book.
Sainath has won numerous awards for his reportage, including the European Commission's Natali Prize in 1994 for articles related to development and poverty as well as working and living conditions of vulnerable social groups. In November 2001, he won the Boerma Journalism Prize from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization -- the most important award in development journalism. - - -" 0 comments
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