Barefoot College by Robert Wallis

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A night school in the village of Cheeri, lit by solar lanterns. Most of the students are girls from lower caste / untouchable backgrounds who must work in the fields during the day. Without the solar lanterns the schools would not be able to function. The teacher's name is Kishan Kanwar, age 32. She comes from a Rajput (upper caste) family. When she decided to work professionally as a teacher it created a scandal in her town because women of her caste are not supposed to mix with anyone from lower castes...