Halder, Baby: A Life Less Ordinary
Book Number: 13110235
Penguin, Australia, 2006. Trade Paperback. Near Fine/. . 242 pages. Covers have no creasing. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Spine is uncreased. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. 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. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0670071188. ISBN/EAN: 9780670071180. Inventory No: 13110235.