Saturday, July 1, 2017

Satyanand Stokes - American Christian - Indian Hindu - India Freedom Fighter

Satyanand Stokes is originally Samuel Evans Stokes transformed the economy of the Shimla Hills of Himachal Pradesh by introducing the Delicious variety of apples into the region.  Stokes arrived
in the Shimla Hills in 1904, at twenty-one years of age, to work at the leper home there, leaving his
prosperous family  Philadelphia USA. He formed his own order of Franciscan friars of Christian missionaries. But after few years, he chose the life of a householder, married a local Pahari girl, and eventually converted to Hinduism.

He participated in the freedom struggle through Congress and was jailed.

(I came to know of it on 1 July 2017 in an event organized to remember the services of Dadabhai Naoroji to India on the occasion of his 100th Punya thithi on 30 June 2017).

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