BBC: Inside India’s traditional school for girls

A traditional residential school for girls in India’s holy city of Varanasi stands out for its singular history.

Ma Anandmayee Kanyapeeth is like a cloistered hermitage for girls and is one of the few places in the country which caters to the educational and spiritual training of young girls.

In many ways, it is a gurukul, a type of a residential school where pupils live near their guru or teacher. Photographer Paromita Chatterjee visited this unusual ashram or spiritual retreat.

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