Author: Eminent ContributorsEditor(s): Jayshree Sengupta / Parul GoyalPublisher: Observer Research FoundationYear: 1999Language: multilingualPages: 126ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186818007
For almost two hundred years, average availability of food grains in India has remained below 200 kg per capita per year, which is considered to be the base minimum for maintaining a low level of physical activity. India was not always like this. A reading of any part of the great civilizational literature of India makes one immediately realize that Indians have always considered growing plenty of food and sharing it in plenty to be the primary attribute of human living. Food and sharing of food, anna & annadana, are at the foundation of Indian Civilization experience.This volume focuses attention on this problem.