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By Dan Banik

This ebook analyzes India’s awesome efforts in responding to sensational and simply seen failures not like the ‘silent emergency’ of drought-induced below foodstuff and hunger deaths. development on Amartya Sen’s well-known declare that no famine has ever happened in a democratic state, it re-examines the connection among democracy, public motion and famine prevention. Drawing on either quantitative and qualitative facts in India at nationwide, country and native degrees in addition to in-depth box visits to 2 states on India’s east coast, Orissa and West Bengal, the writer analyzes the next matters:





  • the interplay among particular associations in India and their responsibility to the public




  • the function of the media in highlighting difficulties of maximum poverty and destitution and the effectiveness of political and administrative responses to such reports




  • the quantity to which tribal teams are at risk of hunger and famine, and an research of even if hunger deaths in drought-prone Kalahandi district in Orissa are distinct in India




  • the impression of 2 significant food programmes, the general public Distribution process (PDS) and the built-in baby improvement companies (ICDS), in decreasing the occurrence, length and influence of hunger deaths.



Starvation and India’s Democracy may be of curiosity to researchers in economics, political technology, philosophy, improvement reviews and South Asian studies.

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