Poverty capital is a must read for those interested in issues of poverty and inequality around the world in taking an unflinching look at bottom billion capitalism it shows how development actually works and how global markets are actually constructed. Poverty capital sends readers on a fascinating journey across washington dc beirut cairo and rural bangladesh with little choice but to rethink the whole project of development along the way roy crafts a brilliant study on the seductions of microfinance the travelling circuits and circus of poverty capital and the end of . Get this from a library poverty capital microfinance and the making of development ananya roy this is a book about poverty but it does not study the poor and the powerless instead it studies those who manage poverty it sheds light on how powerful institutions control capital or circuits . The poverty in itself is highly confused concept its a comparative level of different states of individual style and living standard i eagerly read the book to find the conceptual and real time understanding of the high sounding name poverty capital. Winner of the 2011 paul davidoff award this is a book about poverty but it does not study the poor and the powerless instead it studies those who manage poverty it sheds light on how powerful institutions control capital or circuits of profit and investment as well as truth or authoritative knowledge about poverty such dominant practices are challenged by alternative paradigms of
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