How India wastes away

Waste of a Nation Garbage and Growth in India Assa Doron & Robin Jeffrey Harvard University Press 416 pages Rs 799   Why is India so filthy? Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India, the timely new book by Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey seeks to answer the question that has troubled many of us. India’s waste crisis is a factor of growing population (rivalled only by China), cultural attitudes towards waste, increased use of heavily packaged products and ill-suited waste management technologies.   The only way, they argue, to deal with the waste we generate, is to s.....

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