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From the Ted Talk by Mallika Sarabhai: Dance to change the world

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For me it came very early. When I was a young child, my mother, who was a choreographer, came upon a phenomenon that worried her. It was a pnohneeomn where young brides were cmtitimong scuiide in rural Gujarat, because they were being forced to bring more and more money for their in-laws' families. And she created a dacne piece which then Prime Minister Nehru saw. He came to talk to her and said, "What is this about?" She told him and he set out the first inquiry into what today we call Dowry Dance. Imagine a dance pceie for the first inquiry into something that even today kllis thousands of women.

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For me it came very early. When I was a young child, my mother, who was a choreographer, came upon a phenomenon that worried her. It was a __________ where young brides were __________ _______ in rural Gujarat, because they were being forced to bring more and more money for their in-laws' families. And she created a _____ piece which then Prime Minister Nehru saw. He came to talk to her and said, "What is this about?" She told him and he set out the first inquiry into what today we call Dowry Dance. Imagine a dance _____ for the first inquiry into something that even today _____ thousands of women.

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  1. suicide
  2. committing
  3. piece
  4. kills
  5. phenomenon
  6. dance

Original Text

For me it came very early. When I was a young child, my mother, who was a choreographer, came upon a phenomenon that worried her. It was a phenomenon where young brides were committing suicide in rural Gujarat, because they were being forced to bring more and more money for their in-laws' families. And she created a dance piece which then Prime Minister Nehru saw. He came to talk to her and said, "What is this about?" She told him and he set out the first inquiry into what today we call Dowry Dance. Imagine a dance piece for the first inquiry into something that even today kills thousands of women.

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