MARJORIE SYKES (1905-1995) came to Madras as a young woman of 23 in 1928 to take up a teacher's job in a local school. She stayed on for nearly 70 years, dedicating her services to the cause of new education envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. she became increasingly active among Quakers in india and elsewhere -- often at Rasulia in Madhya Pradesh. Around this time, she also built a cottage in Kotagiri in the Nilgiris Hills of Tamil Nadu and conducted family-sized training groups in non-violence, receiving visitors from all over the world. Here is aselection of her writings.