Why are students of literature in India supposed to learn quotes and?
Thats sadly, one of the biggest flaws of the Indian education system; the belief that there cant be more than one right answer. In arts and humanities, theres no right answer per se, just different perspectives. We dont always strictly deal with facts, and more with opinions. Im lucky enough to be at a university where putting forward our own perspective is encouraged but I know that many students of Literature are not as fortunate.