The battle against hunger : choice, circumstance, and the World Bank / Devi Sridhar.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008Description: xix, 229 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780199549962; 0199549966Subject(s): Nutrition policy -- India | Hunger -- India | Food relief -- IndiaDDC classification: 363.80954 LOC classification: TX360.I4 | S75 2008Online resources: WorldCat details | E-Book Fulltext
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Sridhar, Devi Lalita.
Battle against hunger.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of contents 1. Hunger : choice or circumstance? --
2. The World Bank in India --
3. Understanding hunger --
4. Addressing hunger --
5. The view from the community --
6. What works? --
7. The way forward.
"We live in an increasingly prosperous world, yet the estimated number of undernourished people has risen, and will continue to rise with the doubling of food prices. A large majority of those affected are living in India. Why have strategies to combat hunger, especially in India, failed so badly? How did a nation that prides itself on booming economic growth come to have half of its preschool population Read more...