When Farmers Die: Inequality and Agrarian Distress

    Monday 3 November 2014
    Coventry: Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

    P. Sainath is an Indian journalist and photojournalist focusing on social problems, rural affairs, poverty and the aftermaths of globalisation in India.

    He has won over 40 global and national awards for his reporting (and turned down several, including the Padma Bhushan, because in his view journalists should not receive awards from governments they cover and critique).

    He is the winner of the 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Award (widely regarded as Asia’s Nobel Prize) for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communications Arts. He was the first reporter in the world to win Amnesty International’s Global Human Rights Journalism Prize in its inaugural year in 2000.

    Sainath’s book Everybody Loves a Good Drought (Penguin India, 1996) has remained a non-fiction bestseller by an Indian author for years and was declared a Penguin Classic in 2012.

    He will be speaking on 3 November 12:30-2pm at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) in Coventry.