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The story of six Kentucky nuns who built a hospital in India

A bare shrub sticks out of a hilltop over a green and brown landscape.
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In 1946, six nuns from Kentucky made a journey to one of the poorest states in India to start a hospital and train women to become nurses.

This never before told story is being memorialized in a new book, “Sisters of Mokama.” 

The book’s author, who is also the senior opinion editor at the New York Times, Jyoti Thottam joins Idaho Matters to talk more about her book.

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