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But Little Dust: Life Amongst the 'Ex-Untouchable' Buddhists of India
In 1982 the author of this book, an English nurse and midwife, arrived in an Indian shanty town to help establish a medical project. She was a Buddhist whose teacher had worked at the heart of the mass-conversion movement, when millions of untouchable Hindus turned to Buddhism. Padmasuri's response to what she saw was to give up nursing in favour of teaching Buddhism, and ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Windhorse Publications (UK)
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Padmasuri's book about working on health and Dharma projects with the Dalit community in India is a colurful and interesting story. Gives a real sense of place. The description of very poor and oppressed women gaining pride and confidence through getting the chance to go on retreat was a highlight.