Observation and Insight
Observation and Insight address the question of science. It consists of a number of readings which are followed by exercises or extensions, intended to expand on ideas under the discussion.
The story here opens in Jalpura, an imaginary village in India, where twelve-year-old Nanda lives with her family. Over the course of eleven readings she is helped by Kalpana, who runs a nearby educational center for women, and Ramnik, her brother-in-law who is an ecologist, to organize the insights she is gaining as she observes the world around her. Nanda is at an age where she is starting to ask herself questions not only about physical reality but also about social reality. In this connection, she is helped to think about the kind of changes that will need to take place in her small village if it is to achieve enduring prosperity.
This is the first in the series of eighteen textbooks.
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