Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2001
This description of Paromita Goswami's work was prepared when Paromita Goswami was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
Paromita Goswami is uniting the poorest rural farmers with their middle-class neighbors to promote the rights of the rural poor. She is fighting exploitation by breaking through the customary social divisions that inhibit democracy in rural India.
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