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Chapter 6: Market, Deprivation, and Education in the Age of Globalization*
Mahatma Gandhi once said and we found it inscribed on the first page of every school textbook, until it was taken off, as a source of inspiration for the school children:
I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man [woman] whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him [her]. Will he [she] gain anything by it? Will it restore him [her] to a control over his [her] own life ...