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Ash in the Belly

Sub title: India's Unfinished Battle Against Hunger

Author: Harsh Mander

Ash in the Belly is a penetrating account of men, women and children living with hunger, illuminated by their courage in trying to cope and survive. It is simultaneously an investigation into the political economy of hunger, whereby one in every two children is malnourished, despite the creation of wealth and economic growth. Mander critically examines the increasing economic inequalities, the range of State failures, and public indifference, in general, and brings out how they have contributed to creating this grim situation.  While doing so, he argues passionately for the passage of a universal right to food law, which guarantees food to all persons, not as state benevolence but as a legal entitlement.

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Published by

Penguin Books India

Published

20 Jan 2013

Imprint

Penguin

ISBN13

9780143419587

Book Format

B

Extent

368pp

Rights

World

Category

Non-Fiction

Binding

Paperback

Language

English

Price (Rs.)

350.00

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