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A talk by Palagummi Sainath on People's Archive of Rural India

Association forIndia’s Development (A.I.D.) is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women’s empowerment and social justice.
A.I.D. – Portland with media partner KBOO Community Radio, is honored to host a talk by eminent Indian journalist P SAINATH, on his recent initiative called People’s Archive of Rural India.

Date: 30th September 2017, Saturday, 4 pm - 6 pm

Intel Hawthorne Farm Campus
Building 3 (HF) Auditorium
5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124
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About the speaker:
P. Sainath is a development journalist who has been covering rural India for over 20 years. His writings, photos and talks have brought to mainstream Indian consciousness the challenges rural India is facing in the context of globalization. He is also the author of ‘Everybody Loves a Good Drought’, which is a non-fiction bestseller and was declared a Penguin Classic in 2012.  Sainath has won over 40 national and international awards on his reporting including the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award (Asia’s most prestigious prize) in 2007 for Journalism Literature and Creative Communications Arts.  In 2014 he won the World Media Summit global Award for excellence in public welfare. Nobel Laureate Amratya Sen has called him "one of the world’s great experts on famine and hunger”.

More information on P.Sainath can be found at

About the talk:
P.Sainath is the founding editor of the People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI), which was launched in late 2014. PARI is a unique and ambitious volunteer run movement to digitally document the diversity of rural India, home to 833 million people speaking 780 languages. PARI is aimed at recording the ‘everyday lives of everyday people, to document the stories from what Sainath has called ‘a continent within a sub-continent’. This project documents labor, livelihood, arts, crafts, traditions, challenges and many other aspects of rural India. This platform combines video, audio, still photography and print, with free access to the public.

The PARI website is