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Rohini Nilekani pours her wealth into getting books to India’s poorest children

Others | Oct 12, 2012

When she found herself suddenly wealthy, the Indian philanthropist founded Pratham Books, a nonprofit publisher that uses innovative ways to put low-cost books in the hands of millions of kids.
“My mission is to put a book in every child’s hand,” says Rohini Nilekani That’s an ambitious goal anywhere, but especially in India, where there are more than 300 million children, most of whom can’t afford books, or even read.

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