Category: Economy


Sketches Of The Green Revolution – Part II

A study in four parts of the human impact of the new seeds and methods of cultivation in Ghungrali-Rajputan, a prosperous farming village on the Punjab Plain in Northwest India Part Two: The Seeds Of ChangeGreen Revolution Everyone said Basant Singh, the richest farmer in

Sketches Of The Green Revolution – Part I

A Study of the Human Impact of the New Seeds and Methods of Cultivation in Ghungrali-Rajputan, a Prosperous Village on the Punjab Plain in Northwest India Part One: Charan As a team of oxen are we drivenBy the ploughman, our teacherBy the furrows made are

The Thorn

A Play in Eleven Scenes Ludhiana, Punjab April 8, 1970 Home is the place whereWhen you go thereThey have to take you in From Robert Frost’s “Death of the Hired Man” (Introductory note: The Punjab plain, a vast expanse of flat, fertile wheat land extending

India Revisited

New Delhi February 15, 1970 Pick your step carefully down a crushed cinder path bordered with pink rosebushes that somehow survive the cold north India winter. A patch of sparse green lawn and bare sandstone platform set into a desiccated plain, sunny, brown and empty,

The Cove at Grand Gaube

Riders Together

A Morning’s Journey on December 31, 1969, into the Lagoon at Grand Gaube, a Fishing Village at Cap Malheureux on the Southern Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius Cast of Characters Octavius Antonius Marie (Octave), age 27 An unemployed Creole stone mason who has taken to

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Mauritius: A Sense of Apocalypse

Gap Malheureux January 2, 1970 To the island of Mauritius and the fishing settlements along its rocky northernmost extreme of Cap Malheureux dawn comes gently. The sky grays over the stars of the southern hemisphere and the pale, late moon grows insubstantial and thin as