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In his inspirational new memoir, Breaking New Ground, Lester Brown traces life from a small farm to leadership as a global environmental analyst. Here are some pictures from his trip to India in 1956.

In his inspirational new memoir, Breaking New Ground, Lester Brown traces life from a small farm to leadership as a global environmental analyst. Here are some pictures from his trip to India in 1956.

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  • 1. LIVING IN VILLAGES IN INDIA,1956 Photos of Lester R. Brown
  • 2. All aboard the Queen Frederica from New York to Bombay, 1956
  • 3. The International Farm Youth exchangees on the ship to Nepal, Pakistan, and India, 1956.
  • 4. A brief stop in Egypt.
  • 5. Ward Armstrong and Lester ready to give a demonstration of American collegiate wrestling.
  • 6. India’s wrestling finalists for the 1956 Olympic Games, plus Lester and Ward (back right)
  • 7. Lester’s first local wrestling challenger, Mongol.
  • 8. Milking time for the water buffalo.
  • 9. Marathi lesson from Lester’s “sisters.”
  • 10. Indian cooking lesson
  • 11. Demonstrating the new village tractor – with a cup of tea!
  • 12. How to butcher a wild hog
  • 13. Lester’s industriousness in digging this irrigation canal paid off when a villager offered his daughter in marriage, along with two rice paddies.
  • 14. Playing a game of kho
  • 15. Walking with his “sister.”
  • 16. When living with Rajah of Mankapur, the transport choices were the Buick or the elephant.
  • 17. Available at www.earthpolicy.org/books/bng Or call 202-496-9290 Order from Earth Policy Institute, the independent environmental research organization headed by Lester Brown. ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY