Malnutrition in an Indian Village

Posted on November 21, 2012
4812P_FEATURE_INDIA_01.jpg Photograph by Sanjit Das for Bloomberg Businessweek

Visiting his father’s village, writer Mehul Srivastava learns what it’s like to eat as many poor Indians do. The vast majority of Indians, especially villagers, are suspended in nutritional purgatory—they eat enough to fill their stomachs but not enough to stay healthy.

Pictured, Ghanshyam, a day laborer in Auar village, with Urmila Devi, his wife.

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