The Resource A life less ordinary : a memoir, Baby Halder ; translated by Urvashi Butalia

A life less ordinary : a memoir, Baby Halder ; translated by Urvashi Butalia

Label
A life less ordinary : a memoir
Title
A life less ordinary
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Baby Halder ; translated by Urvashi Butalia
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CO2
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halder, Baby
Dewey number
  • 305.48/9624092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Butalia, Urvashi
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haladara, Bebi
  • Poor women
  • Household employees
Target audience
adult
Label
A life less ordinary : a memoir, Baby Halder ; translated by Urvashi Butalia
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : HarperCollins, c2007
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
x, 175 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780061373985
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061373985
  • 7634619
Label
A life less ordinary : a memoir, Baby Halder ; translated by Urvashi Butalia
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : HarperCollins, c2007
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
x, 175 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780061373985
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061373985
  • 7634619

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