Motia Khan, a slum in the poorest district of Delhi, is 5000 shacks on a site cleared 20 years ago for a redevelopment project which never took place.
Jagriti is a school for Motia Khan's children. Interweaving interviews with local politicians and administrators of aid organizations, including OXFAM and UNICEF, with razor sharp satirical sketches of these people performed by the students, JAGRITI reveals the difficulties encountered by the school's founders in its first year of existence.
Although set in India, JAGRITI is a case study of the political red tape and corruption often encountered by Samaritans in poor areas all around the world.
Part of the SOUTH series.
"Powerful in its simplicity... a story of hope as well as a lesson in creative problem solving."—Association for Asian Studies
1994 Association for Asian Studies Conference