Palagummi Sainath Biography
Palagummi Sainath is an Indian columnist and author of the acclaimed book Everybody Loves a Good Drought. He has extensively written on rural India, His notable interests are poverty, structural inequities, caste discrimination, and farmers, protfarmers’Sainnat founded the People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI) in 2014, an online platform that focuses on social and economic inequality, rural affairs, poverty, and the aftermath of globalization in India.
He was a senior fellow at Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and was earlier the Rural Affairs Editor at The Hindu until his resignation in 2014.
Palagummi has received many awards for his journalism. The economist Amartya Sen called him “one of the world’s great experts on famine and hunger”. His book, Everybody Loves a Good Drought, is a collection of his field reports as a journalist, and focuses on different aspects of rural deprivation in India.
Palagummi Sainath Age
Palagummi Sainath was born in Chennai, India, on 13 May 1957. He is 65 years old.
Palagummi Sainath Height
Sainath stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Palagummi Sainath Education
He has a history degree from the University of Jawaharlal Nehru Delhi.
Palagummi Sainath Family
Palagummi was born and raised by his caring parents in Chennai, India. He is the grandson of Indian politician and former President of India, V. V. Giri.
Palagummi Sainath Wife
He has not shared any details regarding his marital status, however, a review is ongoing and this section will be updated as soon as possible.
Palagummi Sainath Salary
Palagummi receives an annual salary of INR 2.2 lakhs
Palagummi Sainath Net Worth
Sainath has an estimated net worth of $ 5 million.
Palagummi Sainath Career
He started his career at the United News of India in 1980. Palagummi then served for the Blitz, a major Indian weekly tabloid published from Mumbai, first as foreign affairs editor and then as deputy editor, which he continued for ten years.
In the Fall of 2012, Sainath served as the McGraw Professor of Writing at Princeton University. On 1 June 2015, He became the first ThoughtWorks Chair Professor in Rural India and Digital Knowledge at the Asian College of Journalism.
He won the inaugural World Media Summit Global Award for Excellence 2014 in Public Welfare for exemplary news professionals in developing countries. Sainath served as the Coady Chair in Social Justice at St. Francis Xavier University. Palagummi is also a photographer.