The Kumaris are Buddhist girls believed to be inhabited by a Hindu goddess, so they’re seen as symbols of religious tolerance. For centuries, the goddesses were used by kings to legitimize their rule. NPR’s All Things Considered featured a Kumari who recently visited the US and interacted with children of her age at a Washington DC school. Although her interaction is pretty funny, the author of the article has completely ignored the process of being a Kumari, the huge responsibilities that little Kumaris carry, and their life different from that of their contemporary children. Hope the documentary does a better job in educating the public.