‘When Farmers Die — 300,000 of Them: Reporting the Rural in the Digital Age’

Journalist P. Sainath Presents Lecture on the Realities of Farming in Rural India

​Hartford, Connecticut, October 19, 2016 –

WHAT: Journalist P. Sainath presents the lecture, “When Farmers Die — 300,000 of Them: Reporting the Rural in the Digital Age.” Mala Hashmi and Sudhanva Deshpande of Jana Natya Manch will perform some poems about the Indian reality before Sainath speaks. This event is open to the public.

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016

                     4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall, second floor

                        Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106



P. Sainath is the ThoughtWorks Chair Professor of Rural India and Digital Knowledge at the Asian College of Journalism (Chennai, India) and was the first McGill Fellow in International Studies in 2002. Author of Everybody Loves a Good Drought (1996), Sainath won by the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2007.

Mala Hashmi and Sudhanva Deshpand are part of Jana Natya Manch (People’s Theatre Group). Hashmi is an educator, and Deshpande is the managing editor of LeftWord Books.

The sponsors of this event at Trinity College are: International Studies Program, American Studies Department, Religion Department, Multicultural Affairs Office, English Department, Anthropology Department, History Department, Center for Urban and Global Studies, Educational Studies Department, and Sociology Department.