Everybody Loves a Good Drought

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Every body loves a good drought
Author P. Sainath
Country India
Language English
Genre Social
Published 1996 (Penguin)
Pages 470 (Paperback edition)
ISBN 0-14-025984-8 (Paperback edition)
OCLC 36806980
823 21
LC Class HC440.P6 S245 1996

Everybody Loves a Good Drought is a book, by P. Sainath, about his research findings of poverty in the rural districts of India. The book won him the Ramon Magsaysay Award.[1]


The Poor In India Are, Too Often, Reduced To Statistics. In The Dry Language Of Development Reports And Economic Projections, The True Misery Of The 312 Million Who Live Below The Poverty Line, Or The 26 Million Displaced By Various Projects, Or The 13 Million Who Suffer From Tuberculosis Gets Overlooked. In This Thoroughly Researched Study Of The Poorest Of The Poor, We Get To See How They Manage, What Sustains Them, And The Efforts, Often Ludicrous, To Do Something For Them. The People Who Figure In This Book Typify The Lives And Aspirations Of A Large Section Of Indian Society, And Their Stories Present Us With The True Face Of Development.