Friday, April 01, 2011
Yes, I was a Peace Corps volunteer in India from 1971-1973. I lived in the village of Warandh, taluka (or block - kind of like a county) Mahad, jilla (or region) Kolaba, in the state of Maharashtra, located 140 miles mostly south and a little east of Mumbai. Our village was surrounded on three sides by the ghats and jungle and during the monsoon season we could see dozens of waterfalls from our bungalow.
My true story is about an Adivasi woman and a very intense experience we had. Adivasi are the original people of the area, racially different from the dominant Hindus. They are semi-nomadic and while many will work for pay at harvest time, primarily they are hunters and gatherers -- and a loud, lively, and fascinating people!
Tomorrow I'll be back on a fitness-related topic. But thanks, SparkFriends, for your interest in my writing.
(If this blog makes no sense, please refer to my last two blogs!)