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While Seattle has its reputation for suicides, across the globe in India, rain and gloom are hardly to blame for rising suicide rates. Starting in the 90s, India liberalized its economy, allowing more foreign trade. The promise was that seeds would produce higher yields, but the results were disastrous for many small farmers. Without the money necessary for expensive farming equipment and supplies, many farmers suffered crop failures and sank into debt.

I actually love India. Jha grew up in the bustling Indian city of Mumbai, becoming a journalist at a young age. She began traveling around the age of 26 and spent three years working in Singapore before becoming increasingly frustrated with there lack of freedom of press. She came to the United States shortly thereafter, earning her Ph. She says the stories of the farmers she met during her research were so unbelievable they sounded like fiction.

Infamous as a frequent suicide site , the Aurora Bridge comes up early on in the story, as Katya is on her way to the airport. He insists that I tell people that. Today, Jha is an Associate Professor in the Communication department at Seattle University and has plans to continue writing and teaching. Your support makes it possible for us to bring you news, stories and perspectives, and to create programs dedicated to elevating diverse voices through media.

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Now more than ever, The Stranger depends on your support to help fund our coverage. Please consider supporting local, independent, progressive media with a one-time or recurring donation. Our staff is working morning, noon, and night to make your contributions count. L ocal author Sonora Jha made her name as a journalist in Mumbai and Bangalore before moving to the US, where she eventually became head of the communication department at Seattle University. Jha is quickly becoming a fixture in Seattle's reading scene. Even Amazon only carries a few copies of Foreign in stock at any given time, and only used editions are available for purchase, often for more than cover price.


Sonora Jha’s “Foreign” shines light on farmer suicide in India

At the end of the journey, doctors announced that the fever was just a symptom; I had polio. I was an aberration, a curiosity. My child was safe, but my left leg, which had carried me all my life, took the impact. My ankle was mangled in the brakes and lost forever. Surgeons reconstructed things in there with plates and rods and eventually a fake ankle, an implant.

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