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India's tribal schools are questioned

Teaching promotes bigotry, fanaticism, rights groups say

By Jehangir Pocha
Globe Correspondent / March 7, 2004

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GONASIKA, India -- The students in this remote tribal school gathered under a billowing saffron banner to sing a timeless ode to Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge. To the pupils and their parents, most of whom are tribals, or Indian aboriginal people, the school is a ray of hope in an otherwise grim future of desperate poverty. (Full Article: 1110 Words)

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