In this 1984 letter to Cliff Barney while Kurt and his girlfriend Victoria were in Varansi, India, we get a glimpse not only of Kurt's fine handwriting (nary a crossed-out word to be found!) but also how he felt about India's social conditions. "The poor burn patties made from straw & cow dung (goat, dog, donkey) plastered in discs to dry on walls exposed to the sun. Of course, this is ecologically corrupt." And, "The leprous extremities. The iodine deficiency, so simple to prevent with iodized salt." His travel plans included Nepal next; he'd traveled to Thailand before India.