BECAUSE IAM A GIRL ,I MUST STUDY – KAMLA BHASIN

Collected By – A.S.Indira

A father asks his daughter ;
Study ? why should you study ?
I have sons aplenty who can study
Girl ,why should you study ?
The daughter tells her father ;

Since you ask ,here’s why I must study .
Because Iam a girl ,I must study .

Long denied this right ,I must study
For my dreams to take flight ,I must study
Knowledge brings new light ,So I must study
For the battles I must fight ,I must study
Because Iam a girl ,I must study .

To avoid destitution I must study
To win independentence ,
I must study
To fight frustration ,I must study
To find inspiration ,I must study
Because Iam a girl ,
I must study .

To fight men ‘s violence ,I must study
To end my silence ,
I must study
To challenge patriarchy I must study
To demolish all hierarchy ,I must study .
Because Iam a girl ,
I must study .

To mould a faith I can trust ,I must study
To make laws that are just ,I must study
To sweep centuries of dust ,I must study
To challenge what
I must study
Because Iam a girl ,
I must study .

To know right from wrong ,I must study .
To find a voice that is strong I must study
To write feminist songs I must study
To make a world where girls belong ,
I must study .
Because Iam a girl ,
I must study .

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