Halder, Baby; Urvashi Butalia tr. Written originally in dialect Bengali, it was translated into Hindi by her employer, Prabodh Kumar in The Bengali edition actually appeared a year later. A Malayalam and an English translation came out shortly thereafter.

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Meanwhile, after her sister was strangled to death by her husband, she started working as domestic servant in the neighbourhood. Finally in , at the age of 25, after years of domestic violence, she left her husband, escaping to Delhi on a train, with her three children on board. Now as a single parent, she started working as a housemaid in New Delhi homes, to support and educate her children, sons Subodh and Tapas and daughter, Piya; and then encountered several exploitative employers.

This deeply moved Halder and turned out be a turning point, as it was to inspire her own memories, later on. She soon zealously began reading other authors. When Kumar was back after a month, she had already written pages. This version was published in by a small Kolkata-based publishing house, Roshani Publishers.

Much to their surprise, the book turned out to be a best-seller from the start. It immediately got extensive media attention as it threw light on the hard lives led by domestic servants in Asia, [10] [11] and within two-year it had published two more editions. It is expected that the author herself will be visiting Germany in the company of her publisher, Preeti Gill of New Delhi, India to present the book to audiences there and explain to them the present situation of women in India.

The prestigious Georg-August University in Goettingen, Germany has arranged for a seminar to be held with the author and her publisher on 23 October Her second book Eshat Roopantar in Bengali was also well received. Her eldest Subodh now in his 20s has started working and lives separately. Though, she is building a house in Kolkata, with earning from her books, [5] [13] she plans to stay on in the city [14] Aalo Aandhari Bengali, Darkness and Light , Eshat Roopantar Bengali.



Mekinos Enabled Average Customer Review: He put his hand on my breast and told me in a gentle voice that he did not like living like this and he no longer wanted to do so. I was amazed to see that a girl who was out of touch with books for so long could recite the bbaby now. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I was in the room at the time. Audible Download Audio Books.


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Kumar went out one day and bought her a pen and copybook and asked her to write. So she picked up the pen, with the same curious blend of grim determination and blind faith, covering the first few pages as painstakingly as if it was yet one more chore in her busy day. Soon a lot more pages followed and with editorial help from Kumar and his friends, Ashok Seksariya and Ramesh Goswami and the result was a memoir. Baby is four years old.



Moogugor Indian women make it big, eye success in all fields: Write a product review. See all free Kindle reading apps. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, xndhari computer — no Kindle device required. Audible Download Audio Books. Married to a man twice her age, she has three children before her husband splits her head open with a rock, and her elder sister is murdered by her husband. Baby Halder Finally inat the age of 25, after years of domestic violence, she left her husband, escaping babh Delhi on a train, with her three children on board. One day the news comes that she is dead.

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