Written by: Sharon Panackal
I met with Susheela Devi at a KGBV in the Shrawasti district of Uttar Pradesh. Beautiful, with neatly tied hair and a nose ring, she is a studious and multitalented girl. She is the only daughter to her mother and a sister to four brothers. Her father passed away when she was 10 years old, and since then, her maternal grandparents have looked after the family of six. It was her grandfather who enrolled her at the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) after she graduated from class five.