Have you ever thought over why Bihar with Rs 6,610 per capita income continues to occupy the lowest position in the country whereas the national per capita income is Rs 38,084? Do you have any reasons to explain for the sorry state of affairs? What are the things in state which you could be proud of? Will you continue to harp on what Bihar had in the past, refusing to acknowledge the reality of today’s life style there?

Who will bell the cat in Bihar when it comes to making English compulsory in secondary school examinations? Will English ever see a comeback in the state? Who will check the party politics? Are Biharis really opposed to English education?

Let us have a quick look at the history of Bihar and English education. It is Bihar, which gave birth to the first ever Indian author to write in English, Sheikh Dean Mohamed. He was born and brought up in Patna and made history in 1794 for his book 'Travels'.

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