A constitutional patriot must also be able to feel shame at the failures of his state and have a desire to correct them. Most of the leaders of freedom struggle including Gandhi acknowledged this and worked towards a course correction. Guha further quoted Tagore and Gandhi to drive the true meaning of patriotism and nationalism.
Contrary to popularly held usual suspects like malnourishment, parents’ non-cooperation, teachers’ salary and other associated incentives, Duflo holds the ‘tyranny of the curriculum’ to be the major roadblock for a child transitioning from ‘learn-to-read’ to ‘read-to-learn’ space. The race of completing the curriculum irrespective of what children can do makes it a challenging experience for the students and the teachers alike. Right to Education has only pushed this thought further into our schooling systems.