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There were outstanding inputs by
those from different traditional castes and creeds. In an India
often torn by communal clashes, key workers were widely
respected through various communities.
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One overseas guest had a near
personal miss to life-and-limb, when an extremely militant and
highly organized Hindu outfit assumed a foreigner was a
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Like Her Old Imperial Master?
Seeing the quality of the work -
in which there were many examples that counter shallow notions
of an India in which diverse communities cannot pull together,
one felt moved to great hopes for an resurgent India that is
belied by images of incredibly uneven and flashy opulence and
profound squalor and violence.
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This work among the poor was not
linked with the Sathya Sai Organization, although the same
ideals of service inspire many who have joined Sathya Sai Baba’s
global organization. Indeed that, too, I was able to observe at
close quarters, as I traveled to a number of States of India.
Those who pay tribute to the
social uplift work conducted by many Sathya Sai Baba followers
are right to do so, and most assuredly number former devotees,
many of whom gave notable and dedicated service when they, over
many decades, were a part of the international Sathya Sai
Organization. This work should proceed.