A Life Less Ordinary: A Memoir by Baby Halder

A Life Less Ordinary: A Memoir

byBaby Halder

Paperback | June 17, 2008

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When she was very young, Baby Halder was abandoned by her mother and left with a cruel, abusive father. She was married off at twelve to a man twice her age who beat her. At fourteen, she was a mother herself. Her early life was marked by overwhelming challenges and heartbreak until, exhausted and desperate, she fled with her three children to Delhi, to work as a maid in some of the city's wealthiest homes. Expected to serve her employers' every demand, she faced a staggering workload that often left her no time to care for her own children. But she never complained, for such is the lot of the poor in modern-day India.

Written without a trace of self-pity, A Life Less Ordinary is a shocking look deep inside a world of poverty and subjugation that few outsiders know about—and an inspiring true story of one remarkable woman's strength, courage, and determination to soar above her circumstances.

About The Author

Baby Halder continues to work as a maid for the employer who helped her discover her literary talent. She is writing a second book that continues the narrative of her life, and she lives with her children on the outskirts of Delhi, India.
Une vie moins ordinaire
Une vie moins ordinaire

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A Life Less Ordinary
A Life Less Ordinary

by Baby Halder


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Title:A Life Less Ordinary: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.44 inPublished:June 17, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061373982

ISBN - 13:9780061373985

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“Both a societal and literary fence-breaker . . . Truly this is a story of courage under fire.”