What reviewers are saying ...
In this lyrical and intimate tapestry of five stories dealing with life, loss, and survival in modern-day India, Meera Subramanian travels in search of the ordinary people and micro-enterprises rescuing India's natural world from crisis. An engineer-turned-farmer brings organic food to Indian plates. Villagers revive a dead river. Well-intentioned cook stove designers quest after a smokeless fire. Biologists bring vultures back from the brink of extinction. And in Bihar, one of India’s most impoverished states, a bold young woman teaches young adolescents the fundamentals of sexual health and in the process, unleashes their untapped potential. In these true stories, Subramanian discovers both cautionary tales and renewed hope for a sustainable and prosperous future for India.
—Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
—Dan Fagin, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
—Mira Kamdar, author of Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World