Born and brought up in UP’s Kalyanpur, Arun Kumar had always felt the paucity of good books and libraries when it came to his quest for knowledge. Now, a historian at University of Nottingham, Kumar has set up The Rural Development Library in his hometown; it is the one of the first privately owned village libraries and offers residents access to a plethora of books across subjects.

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