Kathy Hargrove, former associate dean for academic affairs at the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, has received the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to work in India during fall and winter 2011. She is at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), a young university in Delhi, which is establishing its school of education. Her project, “Unwrapping India’s Gifts,” centers on children and youth with exceptional gifts and talents. She returns to her faculty position after completing the fellowship.
We have been enjoying new friends and experiences on board a little river vessel on the Brahmaputra River. Our dinner table conversations were especially interesting. For example, there is always a lot in the papers about Kashmere. As you probably know, it is supposed to be very beautiful, but it continues to be a “hot spot” and problem area between India and Pakistan. This topic brought us to Partition, which has surprised me because of the sense of immediacy about it, even though it happened more than 50 years ago. It reminds me of visiting England 30 years ago when people talked about “the war” as if it had just ended a week or so in the past. There is hardly a [...]