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MS Swaminathan in Conversation with Nitya Rao

From Reflections on my Life to the Ethics and Politics of Science

Nitya Rao (editor)

ISBN: 9789332701861

Publication Date: Jan 2016

Format: Paperback

This book consists of two parts, written at different times and with different purposes. They are not sequential, yet belong together. The first tells the story of the life of M.S. Swaminathan, and his dream of securing human dignity through food sovereignty in India, and the second reflects on the implications and nuances of the story.
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This book consists of two parts, written at different times and with different purposes. They are not sequential, yet belong together. The first tells the story of the life of M.S. Swaminathan, and his dream of securing human dignity through food sovereignty in India, and the second reflects on the implications and nuances of the story.

The first part of the book is more biographical in nature; a large number of experiences throughout his life are discussed, not necessarily in chronological order. Part two, however, is more reflective in nature, and concerned with issues which had to be confronted in the course of his career. In this part, he reflects on how politics has influenced and shaped the course of agricultural development; and how different ethical stances, often in conflict, have come into play. This is not just a historical account, but equally valid in present times.
Pages 228
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Jan 2016
Publisher Academic Foundation
Subject/s Biography & True Stories  
Currently Professor, Gender and Development, at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, Nitya Rao has close to 30 years experience as a field-level practitioner, trainer, researcher and teacher. She has been concerned with developing strategies for women’s empowerment, social equity and livelihood security through education, decent work and land and resource rights. Bringing a gender analytical perspective to all her work, she has more recently been researching issues of migration, intra-household resource allocations, nutrition, adaptation to climate risks and unpacking the processes of feminist mobilisation and claims-making leading to policy change. Her book entitled “Good Women Do Not Inherit Land”: Politics of Land and Gender in India was published in 2008, with a second paperback edition in 2012.Nitya is the youngest daughter of MS and Mina Swaminathan.

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