Opinion | Start with schools to address the prejudices in our society
Ignoring the social aims of education deprives society of its most effective pathway for progress
Two little girls named Mary and Lakshmi, and a mazaar (tomb), protected by a great Banyan tree. That tableau in my column two weeks ago seemed so perfect in all its detail to some that they asked me if I had made it up. Perhaps just the names? Many more asked another question—how do you respond to such deep prejudice? They were referring to children in a school asserting that “you cannot be a Muslim because you are a good man".