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Barefoot College by Robert Wallis (25 images)

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Rajasthan, one of the poorest and least developed states in India, has the second lowest literacy rate for women in the country, at 44%, and a deeply entrenched caste system. But with the help of non-governmental organisations, women are leading a rural revolution challenging both the prejudices of the past and the country's rush to modernise.

One of these NGOs, the Barefoot College, is a grass roots movement that spreads knowledge rather than money by training poor, mostly...
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