To highlight the plight of so many women, children, and even men, who are victims of domestic violence, I will be spotlighting several authors this month who have woven tales of domestic violence. We begin, however, with a nonfiction book, written by Jaya Kamlani, who heavily researched the topic in India, her birth country.
To India, with Tough Love is a thought provoking book that portrays a slice of India often overlooked by mainstream media. Jaya Kamlani’s colorful narrative of her personal journey through the villages and city slums brings a greater human understanding to social issues and the impact of globalization.
Her extensive research shows how economic development and widespread corruption have fanned the flames of India’s cardinal sins -- toxic environment, poor sanitation, farmer suicides, caste apartheid, extreme poverty, injustice to women, and child exploitation. She cites the real reason behind the abrupt departure of former World Bank President, Paul Wolfowitz.
While addressing the root causes of social injustices, the author acknowledges that many of these problems are universal. She reminds us that human rights and environmental issues cannot be ignored for the sake of growth if meaningful progress is to be achieved in any country.
The book concludes with inspiring examples and interviews with social entrepreneurs who are driving change in India.
Visit www.jayakamlani.com for the book trailer, journey photos, and news feed on social issues.