The motives for writing this book were manifold and the stories originate from a period of about 12 years. Maybe Paul Burkler could the long period of more than 20 years in India use to survive only because he worked volunteered as an engineer without wages. The readers get a unique insight into the life of a development worker, who landed in India more randomly.
Using these stories like Paul Burkler show readers how complex life is in India. There are sometimes uplifting, sometimes funny, but also tragic stories and experiences that make you think.
Some of them are events and experiences, for example, tourists are not visible and even less tangible. Development aid is by no means a walk. Not the technology, but the many taboos and the caste system gave it to create. Often it was hard for him to accept this millennia-old culture in all its facets.
A strong connection to the people of this country Paul Burkler have helped to sustain the diverse experiences with very poor people and also with elitist leadership people. A very special sympathy for him grew in the 'Aids orphans' who are marginalized by their families and relatives, as well as by the company and failed. The Care Centre of St. Ann's sisters in Madurai such children are accepted. He decided that his book (without reference to the book text) to illustrate it with drawings of these children. He gave the children the theme: 'Paints a picture of the thoughts and wishes that you have and loves'.
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Published April 9, 2013
Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences, History.