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An Indian and Bangladeshi journey

Francis, Julian (2021) An Indian and Bangladeshi journey. South Asia @ LSE (15 Mar 2021). Blog Entry.

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Having qualified in the UK during the late 1960s in General Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, I joined a Gandhi Peace Foundation village development programme in famine-affected Bihar (India) funded by OXFAM. I was based at Vinoba Bhave’s Samanvaya Ashram in Bodh Gaya, and worked with the ‘untouchable’ castes, named ‘Harijans’ (‘Children of God’) by Gandhi. Working with the extreme poor and helping set up an agriculture-based children’s school prepared me very well for my unexpected future life.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 23:26
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2021 23:04

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