India,1956

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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.

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India,1956

  1. 1. LIVING IN VILLAGES IN INDIA,1956 Photos of Lester R. Brown
  2. 2. All aboard the Queen Frederica from New York to Bombay, 1956
  3. 3. The International Farm Youth exchangees on the ship to Nepal, Pakistan, and India, 1956.
  4. 4. A brief stop in Egypt.
  5. 5. Ward Armstrong and Lester ready to give a demonstration of American collegiate wrestling.
  6. 6. India’s wrestling finalists for the 1956 Olympic Games, plus Lester and Ward (back right)
  7. 7. Lester’s first local wrestling challenger, Mongol.
  8. 8. Milking time for the water buffalo.
  9. 9. Marathi lesson from Lester’s “sisters.”
  10. 10. Indian cooking lesson
  11. 11. Demonstrating the new village tractor – with a cup of tea!
  12. 12. How to butcher a wild hog
  13. 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. 14. Playing a game of kho
  15. 15. Walking with his “sister.”
  16. 16. When living with Rajah of Mankapur, the transport choices were the Buick or the elephant.
  17. 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

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