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goddess of English…

on November 27, 2012

Resembling the Statue of Liberty she holds the Indian constitution in one hand and a giant pink pen aloft in her other to symbolise her literacy and wears an oversized straw hat to mark her defiance against traditional dress codes…she is a curious figure with her gaudy colours and bronze…but one who will be worshipped in a temple in Banka, Uttar Pradesh by the Dalit community as a symbol of Renaissance for future education, growth and improved social and economic prospects.

 

Report tomorrow 28/11 on bbc radio 4 11 GMT if you want to find out more.

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