The unique journey of three teachers in remote India.
Education by Joydip MitraSep 13, 2019
Shilabati, 9, is named after the river flowing by her village
Chachanpur, in West Bengal’s Bankura district. The village has long had a
school, the present one being a
four-room all-weather structure. But it still has only one teacher. The state
government couldn’t recruit a single teacher in the last seven years. So, one
elderly man plays hide-and-seek with his 80-odd students at Chachanpur Primary
School. If he is sick, or goes on an errand, Shilabati and her schoolmates go
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is a freelance photographer based in Kolkata. His work has been published in India Today Travel Plus, and Outlook Traveller among others.
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