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Sacred Dust on Crowded Streets is the inspirational memoir of Bob Carlsen, a corporate lawyer, volunteer, and adventurer who spent two years living and working in Bangalore, India.Through chance encounters on the streets of the world's largest democracy, Carlsen offers not only an introduction to the complexities, diversity, and spiritual core of modern day India, but also insightful commentary on India's history, religious diversity, people, and current challenges that vividly describe a nation once called "the moral compass of the world." Including his own experiences and the voices of drivers, cobblers, software engineers, and religious figures, Carlsen transports others through daily life in India—wandering its dusty roads to discover a magical land where religious traditions beat out the rhythm of day-to-day life and where, under Gandhi's watchful eye, volunteerism, kindness, and dignity, are encouraged. Included photographs capture the diversity of modern India from the Himalayas to the southern jungles. Sacred Dust on Crowded Streets takes others on a spiritual journey to a land of surprises, magic, sacredness, beauty, and challenges—a place whose promise of the exotic lives deep inside us all.