My Indian Jatra: Half a Century Life in India

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"This book affords an unusualglimpse of the life and work of a missionary.Most of this volume has beengenerated from letters written by the author to family and friends over severaldecades.┐ Thus there is a freshness andimmediacy about the narrative. ┐┐┐Thereader is there,┐present to the sights and sounds and smells of a teeming Asianmetropolis or remote village.┐ Sherecounts the coming of Indian Independence, the birth of free India,the genesis of Pakistan,the assassination of Gandhi in remarkably vivid phrases.┐┐ Mostly, she shows us people, people inneed.┐ But also some captives of greed,the sick, the persecuted, the hungry, the forgotten ones of earth; and always wefind her serving the least ones in the name of Christ.Francesclearly loves Indiaand her people.┐ She loves Bengal.┐ She loves Calcutta(and wore a badge which said so), while most visitors have seen only its sordidside.┐ As I read this book, I experienceda growing pride in the mission of the Church, in rediscovery of what it is tobe a faithful missionary, a fresh summons to be a better missionary myself.'Bishop, James K. Mathews, Retired

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Frances Major was born to Waymon P. and Etta F. Major of Route one, Piedmont S.C.┐ She was the fourth child ofeleven.┐ Six of the eleven became fulltime Christian workers and the other five faithful lay witnesses. Frances, who spent forty twoyears of Christian service in India,┐ has a story to telland here it is told very well indeed. She was a teacher, preacher,foster-mother of orphans, headmistress, evangelist, high school principal,founder of a night school, and treasurer of┐┐Methodist women's work in India.┐ She cares for the whole person. She loves Calcutta whilemost visitors have seen only its sordid side.Today she serves God in Asheville,N. C.

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