Living with Hunger: Deprivation amongst the Aged, Single Women, and People with Disability
The enormity of human deprivation among the vulnerable and destitute is overwhelming. This paper describes the experience of living with hunger as recounted by persons from intensely insecure social groups from eight villages in Orissa, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. Although the state has reached people in remote locations occasionally making a crucial difference in the lives of the destitute, this intervention is usually meager, uncertain and ridden with corruption. However, the grim stories described here are illuminated by dignity, courage and resilience.