INDIA: Dedication of Life

At this time of year, before the summer rains, the bare, broken landscapes of India's Bihar state are hazy with the furnacelike heat. This does not stop Bihar's holy men from tramping the dusty roads, day after day. Nor did it stop 550 disciples of the late Mohandas K. Gandhi from gathering last week at a village called Sarvodayapuri. They met to celebrate the third anniversary of the land-gift movement founded and led by saintly, frail Vinoba Bhave, India's nearest living equivalent to Gandhi (TIME, May 11, 1953). Bhave's movement urges those...

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