Barbara Pitney Lamb

Barbara Pitney Lamb (1904 - 1997) was an American author. Born in Morristown, N.J., in 1904, she graduated from Westover School, Middlebury, Conn and Bryn Mawr College. Served as editor of the United Nations News 1945-49 before being invited to be a delegate to a conference on Indo-American Relations in New Delhi, India. She made nine lengthy trips to India observing and taking photographs and wrote four books on India. Exhibits of her photographs on Indian architecture and village life were shown at libraries and educational institutions around the country. She was author of several books including India: A World in Transition. She was Editor of the United Nations News for several years and has written and lectured extensively on Indian affairs. Beatrice Lamb first visited India in 1949 on an assignment for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


  • In India I have found great beauty of a kind far too rare in the United States. Instead of the hard, taut, anxious faces, so common in America, I have seen many there that were calm, open, untroubled, serene. I have seen dignity and grace of movement derived not from training but from inner peace and wholeness.
    • (source: Why India? - By Beatrice Pitney Lamb).
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