in india, one can find at least one eager student in every village or community. they spend their past time studying while their classmates play or help their parents.
i met this girl at a tribal community at nagarhole in the south of india. this community is considered to be at the lowest social stratum of the local society.
i was told she always had a book to read or write with her and used every spare minute to study. it is now 13 years since i met her and i hope she was able to break out of that system of unequality thanks to her determination to become a well educated young woman.
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