Dalit and Muslim aspirants seek help from strangers to pursue courses at some of the world’s most prestigious schools.
Kalpana Sunder is an independent journalist based in Chennai, India. She writes on travel, environment, gender, architecture, culture, lifestyle, food... and fashion and has been published by The Guardian, SCMP Hong Kong, Christian Science Monitor and the National Geographic Traveler among others.
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