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Koch, Lewis, 1949- / Lewis Koch, notes from the stone-paved path : meditations on north India

Further acknowledgments,   p. 48

Page 48

Many people--friends, associates, strangers-- have played vital roles in
the outcome of this project and I want
to express my deepest thanks to all.  Of the various friends, to many to
name, who have discussed this project
with me as it progressed, I want to especially thank Arvind Garg for helping
me to see India through his friend-
ship and his kind and knowing eyes; Kirin Narayan for her continued enthusiasm
and thoughtfulness and for
introducing me to her mother, Didi Contractor, living in Himachal state,
where she is a nexus of local and dis-
tant culture and a most gracious host.  My thanks also go to Dr. Tsewang
Ngodup for the invitation to live and
work in Dharamsala, where we were welcomed with open-hearted and unflagging
hospitality, by him and his
family and other newfound friends at the Tibetan Children's Village; and
Gyatsho Tshering, director of the
Library of Tibetan Works and Archives-- his fundamental wisdom and subtle
encouragement continue to
inspire me.
I am most grateful to those who have written about the project: Joe Elder,
for his warmth and humanity
and early advocacy of this project; Vinay Dharwadker, seeing clearly, even
when the eyes may forget; and James
Hugunin, editor of the on-line art journal, and professor of contemporary
theory at the School of
the Art Institute, Chicago, whose wit and erudition never fail in delving
the interior of my ideas.  Numerous
other authors have played a significant role, however unwittingly, in this
project and they have my great
respect and appreciation.  With their insights, another sort of recognition
of what I beheld and experienced
has been gained.
My Indebtedness extends to various members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
community who
have been instrumental in the making of this exhibition: Robin Rider, curator
of Special Collections, for her
ongoing support; Geri Laudati, director of Mills Music Library, who as interim
curator of Special Collections,
enthusiastically joined in the planning; Larry Ashmnu, UW-Madison South and
Southeast Asian Studies
bibliographer, and Jill Rosenshield, associate curator of Special Collections,
both offering kind assistance; and
Kenneth L. Frazier, director of UW-Madison Libraries, for helping the exhibition
keepsake become a reality,
Likewise, the production of this publication could not have been accomplished
without Don Johnson, head of
Library Communications; and the staff of UW Communications, especially Nancy
Brower, senior editor,
Nancy Rinehart, senior designer, and Al Friedman, director, all of whom readily
contributed their knowledge
and discernment in the spirit of real collaboration.
Finally, and especially, I thank my wife, Ann Behrmann, whose true sense
of compassion and adventure
gave us cause to go to India, and our son, Lars, who was there with us and
helped me see.
Lewis Koch

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