P. Sainath on coronavirus : “Social distancing in India’s slums is impossible”

This is such a terrific interview and analysis of the conditions of rural people in India, that I decided to re-post this interview here. I was hoping to interview P. Sainath myself — he is easily India’s foremost journalists on the struggles of rural India — but Frank Barat has done an excellent job at https://www.facebook.com/cov19chronicles/

“P. Sainath, foremost chronicler on rural India, founder and editor of the People’s archives of rural India (https://ruralindiaonline.org/), talks to Frank Barat about the coronavirus crisis in India, the massive problems faced by India’s migrant workers, the rise of authoritarianism of the Modi’s government and what social distancing really means for India’s cast system.”