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  • Published: 7 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9781742281681
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256
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A Life Less Ordinary


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This is the story of Baby Halder, a woman who overcame poverty, violence and a meagre education to write a book that would become an overnight literary sensation in India.
Born in West Bengal, Baby is abandoned by her mother at the age of four, married at twelve to a violent man, and a mother herself at thirteen. When her husband's abuse escalates, Baby flees with her children and begins life as a domestic servant, only to find herself the victim of further abuse, this time at the hands of her various employers.
But then Baby goes to work for Prabodh Kumar, a retired anthropology professor, who recognises Baby's love of words and books and, with infinite humanity, gives her the time, the tools and the encouragement to tell her tale.

  • Pub date: 7 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9781742281681
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

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