The Violence of Forgetting
Poverty and Change in Post-Liberalization India
Author: Leela Fernandes
This introduction to two field reports on specific cases of poverty in rural and urban India argues that poverty is produced and mediated through intersecting structures of inequality such as caste, religion, tribe, and gender. The reports, the author notes, remind us that understanding the macro processes and current effects of globalization requires a practice of knowledge that values the details, specificities, and immersion in particular places such as those described in the reports by V.K. Ramachandran and V. Ramaswamy et al.