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By Betsy Hartmann

A quiet violence this present day stalks the villages and shanty cities of the 3rd international, the violence of pointless starvation. during this e-book, Bengali-speaking americans take the reader to a Bangladesh village the place they lived for 9 months. There, the reader meets a few of the world's poorest humans - peasants, sharecroppers and landless employees - and a few of the not-so-poor those that benefit from their distress. The villagers' poverty isn't fortuitous, as a result of the divine dispensation or person failings of personality. really, it's the end result of a protracted background of exploitation, culminating in a social order which this day merits a number of on the cost of many.

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