‘Not just one virus: Understanding rural India’s package of distress.’

Date : Apr 13 , 2021 | Past Webinars

Magsaysay Prize -winner P. Sainath is a journalist who focuses on social and economic inequality, deprivation and poverty, particularly in rural India. Sainath was McGraw Professor of Writing at Princeton University in Fall 2012 and has been conferred doctorates by two other Universities. In India, he has taught journalism for 30 years. His book, ‘Everybody Loves A Good Drought’, was declared a Penguin Classic in 2013 and is in its 50th print run. In 2014, Sainath launched the People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI), a unique online project on rural India, with its 833 million people, speaking 780 living languages and a bewildering array of stories, occupations, arts, music, culture, and a lot more. PARI, which publishes in 12 Indian languages, is a totally independent multimedia digital platform creating a unique database, the only one of its kind that can lay claim to journalism representative of every region and section of rural people in this incredibly diverse nation.

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