Publications

CASE STUDIES

Charkha’s publications include books on vital issues like conservation of natural resources; water harvesting; and the role of women in local self-governance. Research based projects are also undertaken.

Jal Jangal Zameen focused on the experiences of grassroots activists concerned about the plight of adivasis and dalits who were being deprived of their share of air, water, forest and land in the name of development.
Pani Ghano Ammol was a result of the visit of the Charkha team to various districts in Gujarat and Rajasthan where they studied successive models of rainwater harvesting which had withstood the severe drought conditions of the new millennium. This was released at the Gandhi Peace Foundation and was highly acclaimed by Nai Duniya, Asian age, Dainik Hindustan, Rashtriya Sahara and Dainik Bhaskar.
Charkha Vikas Samvad is an initiative as part of our 10th year celebrations. This bi-monthly, bilingual e-Newsletter informs our subscribers of the Charkha activities, workshops, media interfaces, and development documentaries, among others. It also carries selected published features from the grassroots. Charkha Vikas Samvad is yet another initiative that links the rural reporters to the upper echelons of society, thereby exploring further the digital form of communication. To subscribe,
Vikas Samvad: A Manual for Social Activists
This Hindi publication, supported by the British High Commission, is a Manual for social activists and grassroots writers to assist and facilitate them to write more effectively. Drawn from our ten years experience of Charkha skill-building workshops and our interaction with both grassroots writers and the national media, the manual is an attempt to both help the activists to highlight their social challenges and to sensitize the mainstream media. Although it has no formal curriculum, the manual takes the reader on an interesting and learning journey through a first person narration of the sutradhar.
Sonu ka sapna- Aage badna is a colour booklet that delves into the role of women in the Panchayat as a tool of social change. Supported by the Hunger Project and published by Charkha, it encourages young girls to dream big and realize them.

Why does Bihar lack a capacity to Aspire?
Representation and empowerment- A field view on 2005 Bihar assembly election.

This Charkha publication reflects on two decades of change, or lack of it, in the lives of the rural marginalized in the state of Bihar, seen in the backdrop of the political processes in the State and the Assembly elections held in 2005.

 

 

 
 
 

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