Since its inception in 1999, the Niswarth program has developed a library of resources, including articles, interviews, books, and other materials designed to prepare students for their summer experience. In addition to program-specific links, Mr. Mundra recommends a series of readings and videos to prompt reflection, discussion, action, and learning about good global citizenship practices, modes, and opportunities.

Each year, the Niswarth program's resources shift and evolve, and here you'll find a list of our summer 2014 resources. For more recent resources, see the "Resources" tab above

Recent Additions

Required Reading/Viewing

Niswarth Library

PA Links


  • Gandhi – the movie.  An excellent overview of Mahatma Gandhi’s life.   Much of our work will be with organizations who have transformed Gandhi’s ideas about development into the modern context.
  • Bollywood movies – fun to watch and important commentary about education in India: Three IdiotsLagaan

Partners – we will discuss the notion of partnerships and what our relationships may be with these outstanding organizations.  Niswarth has developed and nurtured these partnerships over many years:

TED Talks

News Sources – nice to have a sense of what is being reported by the New York Times and BBC as the most important news coming from India: