The moment an adivasi in the remotest village plants tea or coffee, he is connected with the market in London. He has no choice. He is already living in the global economy. The issue is how to help him understand the global economy because if he cant understand the mainstream, he is going to be at a terrible loss in a few years time. If they are to survive and benefit from the present economic trends, it is essential that they first understand them.
B Ramdas, Co-founder and Managing Trustee
Viswa Bharati Vidyodaya Trust, Gudalur | Read the full interview here >>
Date Visited: Tue Jul 12 2011
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Why has India’s astonishing economic growth not reached the people at the bottom of its social and economic hierarchy? Travelling the length and breadth of the subcontinent, this book shows how India’s ‘untouchables’ and ‘tribals’ fit into the global economy. […]
[This book] argues for an understanding of the lived reality of the poor, in particular, a more grass-roots approach to the processes of inequality and how they are experienced by particular groups [and] explores the trends that economists have presented by undertaking detailed ethnographic studies spread across strategically selected locations in five Indian states.
Source: Book description: Ground Down by Growth: Tribe, Caste, Class, and Inequality in Twenty-First Century India (Oxford University Press Indi)
Date visited: 24 July 2020
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