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The triumph of the dreamer

The triumph of the dreamer
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First Published: Sun, Mar 25 2007. 11 17 AM IST
Updated: Sun, Mar 25 2007. 11 17 AM IST
PTI
New Delhi: She dared to dream big despite her humble antecedents. And basking in the international recognition that her first book brought her, domestic help- turned-author Baby Haldar is working on a second one.
Baby, one of 20 authors from India, currently participating in the Salon du Livre (Paris Book Fair) running from March 23 to 27, told PTI on phone that her second book was about the changes that have come about in her life since her first book.
“My next book will be a tribute to the society that has given me recognition and honour. I would like to do something for my nation and society,” said the 30-year-old author.
Baby’s first book “A Life Less Ordinary”, an autobiography originally written in Bengali and translated into English by author and publisher Urvashi Butalia, is being exhibited at the Paris Book Fair where India is the “country of honour”.
“It has been a rare and memorable experience for an ordinary person like me to share the platform with so many top international authors here,” said an ecstatic Baby.
The Paris Book Fair has brought together 1,200 publishers and 2,000 authors.
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First Published: Sun, Mar 25 2007. 11 17 AM IST