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lives have been made, [Pruidila Rauratais?] school for widows has 1300 pupils. One large school [illegible] managed by Hindoo ladies is at Surat and the mission schools have made special effort to get widows at pupils. In these schools they are trained so that some of them will find work as teachers in the rapidly increasing schools for girls. All over India kind missionaries are conducting girls schools and are surely inspiring their pupils with broader ideas. Unfortunately the Christian mission secure pupils from the lower caste mainly.* The certain marriage of the girl pupils comes just at the age when the mind is ready to grasp higher things and private education. The government conducts a number of girls schools and different groups of religious faiths are each maintaining schools for girls but in 1910 only 3.9% of the women of India could read or write.

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