South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Brown Bag Discussion

Fri, September 19, 2008 | Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.132

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

P. Sainath is the pre-eminent chronicler of rural life in India, logging thousands of kilometers of travel each year to villages in the countryside. Sainath is currently the Mumbai bureau chief and rural affairs editor of The Hindu newspaper. His classic 1996 book, Everybody Loves A Good Drought, was based on his reporting from the 10 poorest districts of five states in India while on a Times of India fellowship. In 2007 Sainath received the Ramon Magsaysay Award (often referred to as the Asian Nobel Prize) for Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts. He has also received the A.H. Boerma Award in 2001 and the Prem Bhatia Award for excellence in political reporting and analysis for 2003-04 in recognition of his “outstanding, indeed exceptional, work on the problems of the poorest of the poor.”

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