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Triggering Success: Innovative interventions to Promote Educational Access in India - Research monograph review
The research monograph "Triggering Success: Innovative interventions to Promote Educational Access in India" captures reflective analysis of three educational interventions and four case studies of selected exemplary interventions beamed at deprived children and girls education in remote and inaccessible areas.

The monograph published by Harvard University South Asia Institute, Cambridge, USA, has the reflective reviews titled "Educate a Girl: Educate a Nation" by Alison Bukhari and Saffena Hussain; "Champions: Voices of Girls Studying in Senior Secondary Schools in Telangana" by Shantha Sinha; and "The Champinions Project: Exploring Drivers of Educational Success in College in Rajasthan" by Orla Kelly and Jacqueline Bhabha.

These reflective reviews on girls' education suggest investment into educational reforms and also underscore social factors that undermine the academic success of girls and their achievements. It has been pointed out that there is an urgency of 'ensuring access for the most marginalised and stigmatised groups, including the low caste girls, tribal children, children with disabilities and children living in conflict-affected areas'.

The case studies described in the monograph have been compiled by Jacueline Bhabha and Anisha Gopi which require credit to be given to the chief investigators and authors of the draft report writers of each of the four case studies of the interventions by "M V Foundation"; "White Lotus Trust"; "Ibtabba" and Centre for Unfolding Learning Potentials" respectively.

Flipping over the pages shows that editing of the research monograph should have been tight. Moreover, some of the pictures in the monograph seem to be irrelevant and do not have the photo-content analysis referred in the text.

The monograph spread into 287 pages has 137 references as footnotes. The report "Contextualisation of Primary education in small remote schools of Rajasthan" was organised by me and has the most references.

It would have been appropriate if an epilogue had been given the compilers of the monograph for which the support was given by the Tata Trusts. The compilers have welcomed feedback from readers and reviewers to improve and develop further work.

My feedback is that photographs as content of the research work should be scrutinised to make them relevant for the research report instead of just being fillers and research work should be validated with rich reference work.

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