Palagummi Sainath, India’s highly awarded journalist, spoke about the inequalities between the elite and poor that have increased over the last 25 years in India. These inequalities, Sainath said, are most clearly seen in the way that water is unequally distributed among the classes and castes, leading to rural and agricultural distress.
Among his many awards, Sainath was awarded the 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s most prestigious prize (and often referred to as the ‘Asian Nobel’), for Journalism Literature and Creative Communications Arts.
Saithath’s talk was sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Political Science Department at Amherst College, and by The Georges Lurcy Charitable and Education Trust, the Lamont Fund and the Tagliabue Lecture Fund.
This talk was recorded on October 19th, 2016 in the Pruyne Lecture Hall at Amherst College.
Joshua M. Baum, of Amherst College, assisted with the recording of this talk.