For what unusual reasons is Bholi sent to school?
The tehsildar came to inaugurate the primary school for girls in Bholi’s village. He asked Ramlal to send his daughters to school to set an example before others. However, Ramlal’s wife was of the view that nobody would marry a girl who goes to school. Hence, she opposed sending the girls to school but Ramlal could not disobey the tehsildar. This made them send Bholi to school since they were of the view that Bholi’s physical drawbacks would always serve as an obstacle in her marriage so it wouldn’t make any difference if she went to school.