NGOs and Grassroots in Development Work in South India: Elizabeth Moen Mathiot (Hardback)
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NGOs and Grassroots in Development Work in South India: Elizabeth Moen Mathiot (Hardback)

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Hardback 152 Pages / Published: 04/12/1997
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This book provides an in-depth look at the realities of development and development work in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu. Drawing on extensive fieldwork, Moen Mathiot detailed the conditions of poverty facing rural, landless agricultural workers and the social, economic, and political contexts of development. Within these contexts, women and men in grassroots nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) struggle to assist the landless poor. At the same time, these development workers confront their own problems of family pressures, inadequate training, and insufficient resources to carry on their work. Moen Mathiot's book enables us to tap into the mindsets of grassroots development workers-their analysis of the problems, the strategies of change, and the obstacles that prevent them from accomplishing more. As NGOs are utilized to implement more and more development programs, understanding the realities of these workers becomes essential for both scholars and practitioners in the development studies field.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761809319
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 235 x 157 x 18 mm


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It is a credit to the editors that they have painstakingly put together this volume with a much-needed introduction and other editorial notes. The book is also welcome because of the intense debate, not only in the Indian sub-continent but across the world, about the role of civil society and state. . . .Mathiot does not try to draw easy parallels or blur the differences. She sees India in all its rich diversity, and sees the human dimension of poverty in the prismatic contours of responses to those realities. . . .I recommend this book not because it is a 'weighty' volume but because it tells the story as it is. -- Shobha Raghuram, Hivos Regional Office South Asia
This book offers a unique set of observations and reflections on the actual situation of NGO development workers and the women and men they work with. Moen-Mathiot gives an honest on-the-ground appraisal of the difficulties NGO's face. This book...a gift to the rest of us. -- Elise Boulding, Dartmouth College
This book offers a unique set of observations and reflections on the actual situation of NGO development workers and the women and men they work with. Moen-Mathiot gives an honest on-the-ground appraisal of the difficulties NGO's face. This book...a gift to the rest of us. -- Elise Boulding, Dartmouth College
It is a credit to the editors that they have painstakingly put together this volume with a much-needed introduction and other editorial notes. The book is also welcome because of the intense debate, not only in the Indian sub-continent but across the world, about the role of civil society and state. . . .Mathiot does not try to draw easy parallels or blur the differences. She sees India in all its rich diversity, and sees the human dimension of poverty in the prismatic contours of responses to those realities. . . .I recommend this book not because it is a 'weighty' volume but because it tells the story as it is. -- Shobha Raghuram, Hivos Regional Office South Asia

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