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Friday, November 9, 2012

ICGC Distinguished Public Lecture featuring P.Sainath

The ICGC Distinguished Public Lecture will feature P.Sainath's presentation "India in the Age of Inequality: Farm Crisis, Food Crisis, and the Media". The event will take place on November 15th from 3:30-5:30pm in 1210 Heller Hall.

Presented by P. Sainath
Rural Affairs Editor, The Hindu and the McGraw Professor in Writing at Princeton University
While India has caught the attention of the world with it's growth rates and generation of wealth these past two decades, a much less-told side of the story remains: levels of inequality are higher than at any time since the days of the British Raj. The problems of hunger and deprivation are sharp and alarming. Distress migrations out of the countryside have risen dramatically. And the country is still to come out of its worst agrarian crisis since the even of the Green revolution. A lot of these problems and crises are driven not by natural calamity, but by policies that favour a very small segment of the population.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
3:30-5:00pm, 1210 Heller Hall
Talk followed by reception
Cosponsored by the Institute for Global Studies and the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Minnesota
Click here for an event flier.