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India Talk

by Sangharakshita

This 'lost' lecture, newly restored, gives something of the flavour of Sangharakshita's visit to India in 1982.

N.B. Poor original recording with brief interruptions; incomplete at end.

Talk given in 1982.

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1. Introduction: the Untouchables (6:11) 
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2. The Mahars (5:45) 
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3. Dr. Ambedkar; a mass conversion to Buddhism (4:02) 
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4. After Dr. Ambedkar's death: the start of TBMSG activities in India (4:48) 
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5. Unpleasant experiences: noise, dust, pollution, railway towns (10:07) 
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6. Pleasant experiences: the countryside, visits to Muslim tombs (6:05) 
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7. Meeting old friends; feeling at home (4:16) 
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8. Itinerary of a lecture tour (10:24) 
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9. Impressions of India: status symbols and prosperity (5:01) 
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10. The expansion of TBMSG; the People's Education Society; publications (8:40) 
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11. New Buddhists in the West and the East; self-sufficiency and teamwork (7:42) 
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12. Difficulties between Hindus and ex-Untouchable Buddhists (6:40) 
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13. Concluson: how Buddhism can help the ex-Untouchable Buddhists (2:57) 


Total running time: 1:22:38

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