Rajia Sultana is studying to put off marriage
Mosammat Rajia Sultana was born fourteen years ago on the banks of the Brahmaputra, in one of the «mushroom» quarters of a small port, Korai Bari. As her father has lost his mind, her mother has to make ends meet with the small rent the family fild brings in and the help of her wider family. Impossible to buy a solar panel, even a small one.
But thanks to her good school results, Rajia Sultana has won one, a 20 watt model. The girl, with her dark eyes and determined look, long hair carefully knotted under a long scarf, has taken advantage of the electric light to spend more time on her homework: between four and fie hours every evening so that she get into university. Her uncle, acting head of the family, has promised her that he will not marry her offas long as she is still studying. Her mother was married at the age of twelve.