Amma ji is thinking of Pishi Ma’s words. A lone tear escapes her eyes. She is very much disturbed. Nirnanjan comes to her room. The judge’s son’s and Pishi Ma’s words echo in his head.
Sagar and Ganga think that God must have received their letter by now. Let’s check Dadi. Madhvi stops them from doing so as Niranjan has gone to talk to Dadi. Pulkit too returns home and is concerned about Dadi. Ganga whispers in Sagar’s ears that God only would have sent Babu home. Sagar smiles.
Niranjan touches Amma ji’s feet. He too is in tears. You are punishing me too hard. Amma ji says I know your love / affection is nothing. I am nothing for you. Niranjan asks her if she wants Ganga not to go to school. Amma ji sits up now. I am not Ganga’s enemy that she will think bad of her. Some things are prohibited for widows though. She will make new friends / wear short skirts if she goes to school. She is a widow after all. She is a widow. Niranjan smiles. He massages her feet. What if I make arrangements for her to study at home only? Amma ji asks him what’s the need of it! Who will teach what? The master should be good too (with good values). He gives the responsibility of choosing a master for Ganga to her. She is worried about the expenses but he reminds her that she donates so much on her will. This will just add to it. An orphan’s life will change for good. There can be nothing better than this. Amma ji has a condition. Ganga will first have to abide by all the rules that a widow must follow. Niranjan is sure Ganga will do everything. Leave it on me.
Niranjan tells Madhvi to bring fruits and milk for Amma ji. She has agreed to eat. Maharaj ji goes to bring it. Madhvi and everyone is relieved. He also shares that Ganga wont go to school now. Ganga has a big broad smile on her face, thinking that God has listened to her prayers. Thank you! I wont be beaten by master ji now. Madhvi is confused so Niranjan tells them of the latest development. Ganga is taken aback while everyone else is happy. Maid makes faces. Niranjan goes to bring Amma ji outside in the courtyard only. Ganga moves away sadly. Niranjan tells them about Amma ji’s condition as well. Amma ji indirectly tells Sagar not to argue with her over every little thing. Madhvi doesn’t even stop my grandkids from doing so. Niranjan very cutely explains the same to everyone present there. Amma ji finally drinks milk and eats some fruits on Niranjan’s insistence. She keeps on looking in Ganga’s direction on and off.
Ganga is sharpening Sagar’s pencil. He is packing his bags. It is the last day of school today, followed by examination leave. I will go to new class next year. She asks him questions about studies; whether he is scared of exams or not. He denies. I always top. She is scared of studies though. I feel ill the moment I think of it. He says your class is very easy. There is nothing to worry. She denies. He leaves as he is getting late. She ponders over his words.
The kids are having breakfast. Amma ji gives a list of ayurvedic medicines to Niranjan to bring them from the market. The kids leave. Niranjan and Raghav ji begin to go when Niranjan notices Ganga. Raghav ji tells niranjan that he (master) is coming at 4:30 pm. Niranjan shares the same with Ganga. Amma ji objects. We had decided that I will meet the master first. He will come only if I approve of him. How did you fix one without making me meet him? Niranjan says he is coming in the evening. You meet him first. She nods. Niranjan tells Madhvi that he and Raghav ji are going judge’s cremation. The court is also closed for the day. Ganga prays that Amma ji doesn’t like the master. That is my only escape now.
Amma ji lies down in her bed. She sends the maid upstairs to get dry clothes. Maid murmurs all along while she goes out of the room. Ganga comes there. She agrees not to make any noise as Amma ji is taking rest. She herself offers to massage Amma ji’s back. I used to do that for Bappa. Ganga asks Amma ji if she only will decide the master for her. what kind of a master do you want? Amma ji says he should be decent, have good upbringing and knows Ramayana. She falls asleep. Ganga looks at the clock. Master ji must be coming.
Ganga runs upstairs to see if the master is coming. Maid thinks of engaging her for the work that she is doing but Ganga has her eyes set on the road. Maid keeps on calling her so Ganga begins to walk towards her. Ganga hears the noise of a scooter and peeks out of the balcony again. She runs downstairs. Maid is irked.
Ganga notices that man having trouble in parking his scooter.
He even drops his helmet while taking it off. He looks around funnily. Ganga is amused seeing him. Next, he takes out a scale from the dickey of his scooter. Ganga recalls her previous master who used to beat her with the scale.
Ganga runs up to Master ji (Tiwari ji). Are you master ji? Have you come to meet Amma ji? What all do you teach? He gives her all the answers and is curious as to who she is. She doesn’t share anything with him. go and meet Amma ji. He goes inside after muttering to himself. Ganga is sure Amma ji wont like him. I am saved!
Tiwari ji finds out that the girl is none other than Ganga. Amma ji comes out to meet him. She takes his interview but he knows nothing about the scriptures, Bhagvad Gita or Ramayana, etc. He looks at Ganga. She smiles broadly and shakes her head at him. he is a little in awe of Amma ji’s personality. Amma ji asks him what he will teach kids if he has no idea about anything.
Raghav ji leaves for his house after assuring Niranjan that he has explained everything to the master ji.
Tiwari ji butters up Amma ji. You have opened my eyes. It is equally important to learn / know our holy scriptures. We can kill two birds with a stone. I can come here to teach Ganga and later on I can sit in your feet and learn about the scriptures as well. I will the Guru of the girl and you can be my Guru this way. Niranjan comes home. Both the men greet each other. He praises Amma ji before Niranjan. Amma ji falls for his words. Amma ji approves of Tiwari ji. He appreciates his will to learn. He can start teaching Ganga from today onwards only. Tiwari ji specially seeks blessings.
Niranjan tells Madhvi to bring snacks for Master ji in his study. I am going to take bath. I need to talk to him afterwards. She nods. Ganga and Master ji look at each other. He goes with Madhvi to Niranjan’s study.
Sagar returns home. He finds Ganga outside only. She tells him that she is hiding here from her Master ji. He is sitting with Babu inside. Sagar wonders why she is scared. She tells him that she doesn’t want to study. I am very much scared of studies and Master ji as well. You dint see his scale. He has brought it with him.
Niranjan finds Master ji gobbling at everything that is there on the table. Master ji also notices him and smiles. NIranjan says Ganga is very small. You would be having experience of teaching such a little girl? Master ji starts coughing. Don’t worry, I have set everyone right with this scale of mine. All the kids (his students) who dint use to like studies have started to study because of me.
Sagar and Ganga stay put on their points. She finally blurts that the master ji in her school in the village had a similar looking scale with him. Sagar is tensed. Ganga relates the incident. He used to beat me daily and all the kids used to make fun of me. I told Bappa once. Bappa confronts Master ji. I know knowledge is important so the Guru’s are considered equal to God but it doesn’t mean that you will beat her. Master ji says she wont learn any other way. Bappa had refused to send Ganga to school anymore. Master taunts him to let Ganga remain illiterate then. Bappa points out that his daughter is more intelligent than him (Master ji) even though she is not educated. Humanity is as important as education. You lack humanity. I wont send my daughter here. I will teach her everything. Flashback ends. Ganga doesn’t want to study. Masters beat a lot.
Niranjan is against raising a hand on little kids. It will scare kids. They will become scare of studies. Ganga has been through so much. She has lost both her parents in such a young age. I want her to become independent so she faces no problem when she grows up. I hope you will not be strict with her. Tiwari ji nods. I can atleast keep this scale with me to scare her. niranjan denies. There is not much difference in scaring or beating kids. Tiwari ji agrees. You are very soft hearted. Niranjan knows nothing about till when Ganga has studied. Find out and update me on the same. Tiwari ji assures him about it.
Sagar reasons that the master used to beat Ganga as she dint use to concentrate in her studies. Study diligently this time. No one will beat you then. she says I know only a few things. I dint study since the day Bappa took me out of the school. Sagar remarks that nothing can be done now. Maharaj ji calls out for Ganga as Niranjan is calling her. Sagar offers to help her. She doesn’t want to go thinking about the Master ji but he assures her that Niranjan wont let anyone harm her. She gets up to go as Maharaj ji calls out for her again. Sagar promises to think of something. She says I had told you to write in the letter that Babu should agree with Amma ji. You dint write it so its all a mess now. He reminds her that there was no space on the paper. I will help you in this.
Ganga comes Niranjan’s study. Her eyes fix on the scale. Niranjan tells her that Master ji will come to teach her every day. Tiwari ji wants to ask a few questions to Ganga so he can decide which class she will be studying for. Ganga stands there tensed.
Precap: Master ji is teaching an English kid’s rhyme to Ganga. He asks her to repeat it. Amma ji interrupts him for teaching English rhyme in the first class itself.