Barbara Y.E. Pyle
The ancient sages of India spoke of Oneness.. of respecting life in all its forms and taking from nature without destroying it. OUR FINITE WORLD: INDIA explores how this philosophy still thrives in today's India and is exemplified by the efforts of a new generation of leaders. Home to more people than any other country in the world except China, birthplace of both Buddha and Gandhi, India is saturated in history, enigmas, and a struggle to save the resources of their great land. OUR FINITE WORLD: INDIA explores the fabric of modern Indian society and the tension between spirituality and technology. The holiest of rivers, the Ganges, is polluted, but many people refuse to accept the problem. Gandhian philosophy inspires millions of India's people, yet women are still battling to establish new roles in the home and workplace. See how soap operas, small farmers, and the People's Movement are working to apply science in ways that will help all Indians. journey from the streets of Old Delhi where millions of rural Indians look for work, food, and shelter, to the peaks of the Himalayas where the Chipko women are fighting to save the shrinking forests on their mountain slopes.