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India's Unique Enigma of High Growth and Stunted Children | Awanish Kumar | The Wire

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In this discussion of the new book, "Where India Goes:  Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste," by r.i.c.e. co-founders, Diane Coffey and Dean Spears, the author of the article, Awanish Kumar calls the book "a path breaking addition to the literature on child nutrition and development policy."  The article provides highlights from the book, as well as Mr. Kumar's own thoughts on why the Indian government does not possess the willingness to take the issues of open defecation or such severe levels of child malnutrition head on.  Read More...

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