Are you traveling with us? Or just interested in learning more about human rights issues in India? Below is a list of books and articles that we recommend to delve deeper into this topic.
Our “top picks” recommendations are marked with a *.
* Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo (Nonfiction)
In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India by Edward Luce (Nonfiction)
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (Fiction)
AJWS Reports Magazine
* On a community’s fight for land rights against Coca-Cola (page 12 of PDF)
* On empowering girls to end violence (page 13 of PDF)
On the demolition of Mumbai’s slums (page 18 of PDF)
AJWS’s Blog, Global Voices
Looking for a brief overview? Lonely Planet offers a thorough synopsis here:
But to get a full picture of India that includes the challenges faced by its poor and minority populations, we recommend reading a selection of the articles above.