Much-romanticized for their intriguing and beautiful designs, the truck drivers of India are famous for their colorful painted motifs of religious, sentimental, spiritual, political, and activist art. But they have also been subject to academic exploitation for grants and study that fails to chronicle the difficulties they face, subject to immense corruption, road hazards, and a difficult migratory lifestyle that decimates their rural native areas.

Past Programs

Much-romanticized for their intriguing and beautiful designs, the truck drivers of India are famous for their colorful painted motifs of religious, sentimental, spiritual, political, and activist art. But they have also been subject to academic exploitation for grants and study that fails to chronicle the difficulties they face, subject to immense corruption, road hazards, and a difficult migratory lifestyle that decimates their rural native areas.

Past Programs

Testimonials

“This is going to revolutionize the way in which I teach these traditions, both in content and more importantly in understanding perspectives from the Indian subcontinent.”

“I definitely feel more confident in answering student questions and knowing where to find the answers. Social studies goes in many different directions, and in my class often our discussions are technically ‘off topic,’ but important. And these issues may/will come up.”

“I achieved a deeper understanding of the traditions and clarifications of some of my assumptions. Greater confidence and comfort with the materials helps me be a better teacher. Meeting and working with the other teachers increased the ‘tools in the toolbox’ and expanded my repertoire.”

“[The presenter] was an amazing resource. The way that she broke things down was SO relevant to our teaching of it in high school. I thought that her depth of knowledge and presentation of it was great, and it is also great that she let us use her presentations. I know I would be making all kinds of mistakes if I didn’t have them.”

“Everything was awesome, my curiosity kept growing and growing, and I know I’ll go on to research more and more wherever I can. Most importantly, I felt that the trips to the temples/worship spaces reinforced and encouraged more learning. I feel like this class is only the tip of the iceberg, and I want to continue to further my understanding more and more on my own. If there were a Fellowship Part II, I’d take it.”

” After the workshop, I plan on exploding the way I teach world literature. I definitely want to integrate more world cultures into my curriculum, so this has encouraged me to seek out new works. “

“I have never experienced a more helpful, sincere, intelligent team. The speakers were always willing to help with materials, and the staff was always available and ready to help in any way. It was great to go from ‘the laboratory’ to ‘the bedside of the patient,’ and allowed us to connect the material in an authentic, beautiful way… I have so much more to share with my kids, and my enthusiasm will get them engaged. Thank you!”

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