(Patna) “When my father retired, the conditions weren’t very conducive at home for studying. So I stayed at my maternal grandmother’s place and completed my matriculation in 1953. After finishing my BA degree, I got married. I did my M. A. after 5 years. Everyone always encouraged me to study. I was also eager to learn and enjoyed working too.

Now that I am retired, I spend my time reading. I like to read more and talk less. At my age, I can’t go out much but even earlier, I never preferred going out. But yes, a lot of people do come over to meet me.”


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“When my daughter got married, her father-in-law did not ask for dowry. I had also decided that I too would never ask for dowry for my sons’ weddings; my husband had the same views.” 

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