Over a four-year period (1977 – 1981) I travelled mainly as a woman alone through a wide area of the Indian Subcontinent. I covered regions as diverse as the far Northern Karakoram mountain region of Hunza Pakistan to the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala plus Sri Lanka.
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My purpose was to witness as far as possible the lives of women and men displaying a variety of religions, castes and occupations. This applied especially in the rural areas of India.
Initially I lived nearly a year in Sind Pakistan. In Karachi for some months I did social work with poor Christian sweeper groups.
In India I acquainted myself with many followers of Gandhi involved in projects ranging from problems of untouchability, illicit alcohol to land distribution.
I hope that my endeavours offer some insight into these complex lands.