Very good article in Newsweek about the aspirations for social mobility of young women in today's India. Studying is the gate for millions of girls to escape from an arranged marriage and a life of submission similar to their mothers.
This huge country is naturally changing everyday. But the force of tradition and social conventions are sometimes big burdens to be carried. Aren't they everywhere?
"Ramachandra Guha, the leading historian of modern India, calls India a 50-50 democracy. It works about as well as it doesn't."