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Why India?

Why India? Why on earth did I ever consider, let alone pick up and move to

Calcutta in 1963, and do it with a wife and three young kids? What possessed

me – us, really – to do that?

We were living in Pittsburgh in 1962. After seven years with the Pittsburgh

Regional Planning Association, a well-heeled nonprofit city planning group

funded by Pittsburgh’s private power structure, I had become assistant director.