Though Sainath cites many examples of banks actually helping the poor and downtrodden during those hard times, the general story in rural India was of despair, devastation and starvation. Republished from Newsclick First published by Mumbai Collective on YouTube
This is the third part of our roundtable with P Sainath, founder editor of the People's Archive of Rural India (PARI), about media and culture. Talking about the aim of PARI, Sainath says, "PARI is meant to be a living book written by one generation of students to the next." Watch all the three parts together here.
The Indian Cultural Forum spoke to P. Sainath, founder editor of the People's Archive of Rural India (PARI), about media and culture. "Where does culture fit in media? Why is it exclusive?" are some of the questions he adresses in this roundtable.