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Sarah Chakko

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Paravoor, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Death: January 27, 1954 (48)
Lucknow, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India (Heart Disease)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of M.A. Chakko and Mariam Eralil
Sister of Mary(Mami) Paulose(Chacko) Poulose; MC Abraham; Dr M C George; M C Chakko Jacob; <private> Joseph (Chakko) and 11 others

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About Sarah Chakko

"...Sarah Chakko, who was about to leave the college in a moment of defeat and discouragement but bowed with me in prayer under a tree on the campus and surrendered herself to Christ again and was made over, to become one of the great women of India..." - E Stanley Jones, A Song of Ascents,9171,859281,00.html

The caste system was at its peak when Sarah was growing up and Christian students only attended Christian schools. However, her father M.A. Chakko and a few other Christians campaigned for the right of Christian girls to attend the government schools, where only Hindus were allowed. They won and she and her older sister Mary began attending the Victoria Jubilee Memorial Girls' School where they had the opportunity to interact with Hindu girls.

Sarah's father Chakko's outlook was modern and liberal, however, on some matters he was still very conservative. When she expressed a desire to attend the government boys' school (since science was only taught there), he did not allow her to and so she had to give up her dream of becoming a doctor.

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Sarah Chakko's Timeline

February 13, 1905
Paravoor, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
January 27, 1954
Age 48
Lucknow, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India