7 year old Anjali is in grade 2. Her mother was killed in the earthquake when their family house collapsed. She and her elder sister, Pushpa, now live in a remote mountain village with their young stepmother while their father moves from place to place to find work. Anjali is from the so-called “untouchable” caste, which is considered to be polluted in Hindu culture, and thus she and her family experience regular and systematic discrimination in their everyday lives. After her mother’s death, her father remarried within one month to a teenage girl. Anjali enjoys reading storybooks and her favorite subject in school is Nepali.

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