In the Field
In the Field is a podcast hosted by Radhika Viswanathan and Samyuktha Varma.
In the Field is back with its second series! We’re chasing politicians, bureaucrats, NGO people and academics to find out how we’re solving our oldest and newest problems, and as always finding out where the citizen’s role lies in the models, solutions, and plans for India’s development.
In the Field is supported by Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies. Thank you also to all our listeners who supported us to help make this series.
In the Field is produced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivates 4.0 International license.
EPISODE 1 - "WE WERE PEOPLE WHO WERE DEFINED BY THESE ACHIEVEMENTS IN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT.”
Development work is full of models. And a famous one originated in Kerala - it was so famous it defined the state’s identity in so many ways; it was credited for producing a literate, educated population, for empowering women and an engaged, active public. But this is a stubborn old story, and one we’ll attempt to update. In this episode we trace back the history of Kerala’s development, find out how it got its world renowned reputation, and why it’s a land of mesmerizing contradictions.