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FSM is proud to announce the publication of volunteer Firouz “Fizzy” Ardalan’s new book, Silver Fodder. The book, the fruit of two years of research and work at Seva Mandir, is an exceptional window into our partner villages as told through portraits of nine grassroots leaders who have transformed their communities. You can read the foreword by Seva Mandir President Ajay Mehta, Fizzy’s preface, and reviews here. All proceeds from the sale of Silver Fodder will support grants to Seva Mandir approved by FSM’s board. As required by law, FSM retains discretion and control over each of these grants.

To order a copy and have it shipped to an address within the continental US, please follow the steps below.

1) Make a $20.00 donation through the Friends of Seva Mandir website by visiting and clicking “Give a Custom Donation.” The full $20.00 will go to support Seva Mandir’s programs in India, of which $15 is tax deductible for US citizens.

2) Send an email to Jason Silberstein, FSM’s Director of Development, at with your name, shipping address and “Silver Fodder” in the subject line.

3) Jason will email you the tracking information for the package.

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