Of the many shades of helplessness that dazed him when he first came to Edamalakkudy, desolation was the strongest. How does one run a school alone in an impenetrable forest? How does one teach a people who do not understand his language? He wanted to turn back, return to the world he came from, but a voice from within led him on. He had to do this. “I studied in a tribal school where I had to wait months for a teacher to come. And when they came, they always wanted to go back as ea