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A Portrait of Rural India

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Genre: Social Science
Language: English
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Amidst decreasing price of grains and crumbling state capacity, a farmer from Purvanchal (Eastern Uttar Pradesh) lamented, “Everybody is doing politics and business on behalf of farmers”. On the other hand, a whopping number of agricultural labourers started using mobile phones but many of them don’t share their numbers with farmers. They are willing to see farmers at their doorsteps every day. For educated farmers, it’s not an exciting ‘ritual’ to visit every day early in the morning, so they give such responsibilities to other members of the family. In this book. I’m shedding light on a wide range of contradictions – some of them are nagging and inadequately articulated frictions at the micro-level. A close encounter with people and institutions based in Purvanchal is very encouraging and disappointing at the same time.

About the Author

Vivek Rai is a researcher based in Noida, India. Prior to that, he worked with the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow as a research associate on sustainability issues. Prior to joining IIML, he worked with news media as a reporter and wrote extensively on policy issues and interventions in rural areas.
He has M.A. in Rural Development and B.A.(Hons.) in History. His areas of interest include rural development interventions, solution innovation and informal economic activities.

Book Details

Number of Pages: 114
Dimensions: 5.5"x8.5"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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