- WE AND OUR VILLAGE
- Village interventions.
- Village - a deeply cultured place
- The inner strength of the village
- The purpose of charity
- Village stories and philosophy
- Annapurna and Others
- Stories of my children
- Day by day in the village.
- Health in the Village
- Schooling and education
- Enounters with the modern
- Learnings from Narmada
- Learnings Down the Years
Thursday, 5 January 2017
To Kill a Community
There was a wise and wonderful community in rural India.
We, the educated, decided to 'develop' them and give them the basics of health and education.
They were given an allopathic system, which invalidated, before their own eyes, their vast and detailed health practice.
They were given a schooling system which proclaimed and established the supremacy of a certian type of learning - based on reading and writing skills - and rendered worthless befor their own eyes their vast and depthless knowlwdge of animals and plants and farming and animal rearing and cures and stories and dances.
A wise and wonderful community lost its sense of worth and value ... and thereby lost everything.