An afternoon with Mrs. Asha Sharma author of An American in Gandhi’s India, The Biography of Satyanand Stokes

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An afternoon with Mrs. Asha Sharma
author of An American in Gandhi’s India,
The Biography of Satyanand Stokes

Sunday August 9, 2009, 4-7 p.m.
Home of Gita & Ashok Vaish
88 Sunnyside Lane
Orinda, CA 94563

Mrs. Sharma will discuss her book which is a fascinating biography of her grandfather Satyanand Stokes, who went to India in 1904 at the age of 21 to work in a leper home. He eventually settled in the Simla Hills and had a tremendous impact on the lives of the local hill people. He introduced the American Delicious variety of apple to India, which resulted in many social and economic changes. On the national level Stokes actively participated in India’s freedom struggle and is remembered today as the only American who went to jail for India’s cause. Asha Sharma is the granddaughter of Satyanand Stokes and a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism. She has also been a fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research in New Delhi and a Research Associate at the University of California at Berkeley.

Space is limited and reservations are required.
For reservations call 650.918.6335. Carpools strongly encouraged

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