In the Land of Poverty
Memoirs of an Indian Family, 1947-97
By (author) S. C. Dube
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In the Land of Poverty by S. C. Dube
Book DescriptionOn 15 August 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. 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 account draws its readers into an understanding not just of the personal experience of poverty but of the intractable reasons for its continuance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856495974
(216mm x 135mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - S. C. Dube
Siddharth Dube worked for the health divisions of UNICEF in New York and the World Bank in Washington before moving to New Delhi where he is a writer and a health policy analyst.
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