The Color of Freedom: Overcoming Colonialism and Multinationals in India

The Color of Freedom: Overcoming Colonialism and Multinationals in India

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The Color of Freedom: Overcoming Colonialism and Multinationals in India by Laura Coppo

Internationally acclaimed Indian activists and visionaries S. Jagannathan and Krishnammal Jagannathan (India's "Joan of Arc", proclaims the Women's World Summit Foundation) are the subjects of this stirring oral biography. Coming from markedly different backgrounds, these two Gandhian revolutionaries played important roles in the struggle for Indian Independence, the nonviolent land reforms of the 1950s and 1960s, the struggle against untouchability, and are now fiercely engaged in a battle against the environmental destruction wrought by multinational aquaculture interests, partially funded by the World Bank, on the coast of south India. The Color of Freedom passionately captures the sweep of almost a century of Indian history, and the role of two extraordinary people as they personally engage a world hurtling from the feudal past into an uncompromising modernity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567512779
Publisher: Common Courage Press
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Internationally renowned homeschooling speaker, magazine columnist, storyteller, author, and father of two, David H. Albert carries forward the ideas of John Holt and John Taylor Gatto to a new level, and empowers parents in the process. He is the author of Homeschooling: A Voyage of Self-discovery Internationally renowned homeschooling speaker, magazine columnist, storyteller, author, and father of two, David H. Albert carries forward the ideas of John Holt and John Taylor Gatto to a new level, and empowers parents in the process. He is the author of Homeschooling: A Voyage of Self-discovery

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvi
Map of India4
A Note from the Gandhian Foundation1
Foreword: A Tribute to the Jagannathans2
Introduction5
Chapter 1Amma and Appa27
Map of Tamil Nadu28
Chapter 2Meeting Gandhi48
Chapter 3First Satyahgraha62
Chapter 4Wedding Stories71
Chapter 5The Nonviolent Revolution of the Walking Saint78
Chapter 6The Land Movement in Tamil Nadu91
Chapter 7Towards Village Republics109
Chapter 8Traveling to Another Ashram127
Chapter 9Rich Monasteries and Poor Farmers145
Chapter 10No to Prawn Farming!160
Chapter 11In the Arena of Struggle173
Chapter 12If Gandhi was Alive189
Appendix ASince 1999203
Appendix BPrawns: An Unnatural History208
Appendix CRoots and Walls220
Appendix D"And What About the Children?"226
Notes228
About the Author, Editor, and Mapmaker233

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