Fifty years ago, at the height of the Cold War and at the time of increasing tensions between East and West, Satish Kumar hit headlines around the world when he walked 8,000-miles from New Delhi to Moscow, Paris, London and Washington D.C. delivering packets of 'peace tea' to the leaders of the world's four nuclear powers.
Satish Kumar relives his extraordinary journey - made without any money - that took him from the grave of Mahatma Gandhi to the grave of John. F. Kennedy. Along the way, he was thrown into jail and faced a loaded gun - as well as meeting some of the most remarkable people of the twentieth century.
In 1973 he settled in England, taking on the editorship of Resurgence magazine, and becoming the guiding light behind a number of ecological spiritual and educational ventures.
Poet Lemn Sissay reads extract from Kumar's autobiography - described as "One of the few life-changing books I have ever read".
Presented by Satish Kumar
Book Extracts read by Lemn Sissay
Produced by Shelley Williams
A Reel Soul Movies Production for BBC Radio 4.