True Stories | Such a long journey3 min read . Updated: 05 Oct 2013, 02:19 PM IST
The protagonists of these two memoirs give wrenching accounts of losing and finding home under the strangest circumstances
Jillian Haslam was sharply dressed, smartly accessorized in stilettos and designer handbag, when she met us at the lobby of a five-star hotel in south Delhi a few weeks ago. A 43-year-old philanthropist and inspirational speaker living in the UK, Haslam has the air of a millionaire, which she really is, though she wasn’t born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth. On the contrary, as her memoir Indian. English. reveals, Haslam’s early life, in Calcutta (now Kolkata), was spent in squalor, poverty and the daily danger of being harmed by hostile neighbours.
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