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Inspiring Woman Of The Day

Baby Haldar is a woman who has emerged into the limelight from a place of no opportunity.

Baby Haldar is a woman who has emerged into the limelight from a place of no opportunity.

Married as a child, a mother herself at the age of 13 – Baby Haldar’s story is no different from thousands of Indian women born into poverty. Yet, as a domestic worker, when her employer encouraged her to write, the creative spark hidden inside her exploded, and so was born her autobiography, Aalo Andhari (A Life Less Ordinary).

While A Life Less Ordinary emerged out of the darker side of Baby Haldar’s life, it has also had the effect of bringing her into the literary limelight with its success. It has since been translated into other Indian languages as well.

Why we find her inspiring:

– Baby Haldar has managed to retain a fierce interest in books and reading, a passion she had as a child, despite the difficult times she went through

– For being a rare voice in Indian fiction that tells the story of many ordinary women born and trapped in poverty

Additional reading:

Baby Haldar’s rise to literary stardom

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*Photo source: Outlook.

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