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December 2, 2014

George B. Leeder, a Pennsylvania Presbyterian with a B.S. from Lafayette College, was sent in 1926 to the Punjab to run schools performing what was then known as rural rehabilitation -- training village farmers and smallholders in modern Western agricultural methods. He rode in a station wagon called "Big Ernestine," and he brought his camera. In 1947 and 1948, Leeder and his camera saw famine and violence engulf the new states of India and Pakistan. 

One year earlier, the chief North American interdenominational Christian aid organization, the ...

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