The History of the Poor is Hardly Ever Written


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Toward the end of May 2014, I was driving on the Taconic highway and listening to a report from India on NPR. A reporter was at a bus station in Gujarat, asking the youth selling tea there if they thought they could become Prime Minister. This was because the right-wing leader, Narendra Modi, had just led his party to a massive win in the Parliamentary elections. As a teenager, Modi had sold tea at a bus station in Vadnagar. Each one of the youth being interviewed said yes.

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