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By Frederic C. Thomas

Calcutta is infamous for its pavement dwellers, road little ones, and scavengers that experience develop into a portrait of the worst kind of human degradation. during this illuminating critique, Thomas investigates the traditional strategies - more advantageous housing, elevated task construction, and intervention of social providers firms - in simple terms to return to the realization that such projects have little impression at the inherent nature of the matter of poverty. in accordance with historic and anthropological findings, and the author's visits to the slums of Calcutta, what turns into transparent is that even in the middle of nice poverty, there's a the Aristocracy of personality, a power of ethnic and cultural ties, and an strength that deliver out inventiveness and ingenuity within the lives of the terrible. If Calcutta's poverty isn't really to be an intractable challenge, those inner forces has to be woke up to generate ideas. Illustrated with lovely images, Thomas's reflections offer new perception into an age-old problem.

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