The Springs of Namje

Ebook $24.95

Beacon Press | Sep 11, 2012 | ISBN 9780807001769

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    Beacon Press | Sep 11, 2012 | 232 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9780807001752

  • Ebook$24.95

    Beacon Press | Sep 11, 2012 | ISBN 9780807001769

Praise

“The role of a Peace Corps volunteer is subtle. We live in a community for two years, and usually we continue to stay in touch for years afterward. Most volunteers never build anything. Often we teach, and the value lies in human connections that can’t be measured. And there’s a strong tendency for Peace Corps volunteers to be humble about what we’ve done. Rajeev never would have told me about his work in Namje if I hadn’t asked; other people described the remarkable water project he undertook as a volunteer.”—Peter Hessler, from the foreword to The Springs of Namje

The Springs of Namje tells many stories, including, very movingly, how to try and effect real change in Washington D.C.–it’s about idealism and savvy, and it shows how they can mix powerfully.”—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
 
“At a time when Washington is characterized by political gridlock, partisan bickering, and an ideological stalemate, Rajeev Goyal’s inspiring story shows that one person can still bring about enormous change for good.  His story also shows how programs like the Peace Corps provide a pipeline for the kind of leaders our nation hungers for: innovative, passionate, purpose-driven, and eager to contribute to a society of peace and justice at home and around the world.”—Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO of Special Olympics

“Mr. Rajev Goyal has done a marvelous job in the book The Springs of Namje. He has artistically presented his experience while he was a peace corps volunteer in Nepal. The book illustrates how Rajeev built up strong human relations with the Nepalese people, and how he helped them in the best possible ways.”—Anuradha Koirala, Founder and Chairperson of Maiti Nepal and 2010 CNN Hero of the Year 
 
“An honest and inspiring look at the hard work and reward of development efforts.”— Booklist
 
“Engaging account of his failures and successes in both countries is an edifying and inspiring triumph.”—National Geographic Traveler’s “Trip Lit” section

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Peter Hessler

Part 1
1)  Royal Massacre
2)  Baitadi on Fire
3)  Gagris
4)  Saacho Khola
5)  The Hats
6)  The Last King of Nepal
7)   Gaur

Part II
8)   American Idealists
9)   The Hill
10)  A Bold New Peace Corps
11)  The Ice Cream Social

Part III
12)  A Road to Namje
13)  Sacred Hill
14)  Why the Peace Corps Still Matters

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