Palagummi Sainath

Palagummi Sainath is an Indian journalist and photojournalist who focuses on social and economic inequality, rural affairs, poverty and the aftermath of globalization in India. He is the Founder Editor of the People's Archive of Rural India. He was the Rural Affairs Editor at The Hindu before resigning in 2014, and the website India Together has been archiving some of his work in The Hindu daily for the past six years. Amartya Sen has called him "one of the world's great experts on famine and hunger". Since late 2011, he has been working on People's Archive of Rural India, PARI, for which he is the Founding Editor. In June 2011, Sainath was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree (DLitt) by the University of Alberta, the university's highest honor. He is one of few Indians to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award, which he accepted in 2007 in the category of Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts.