A minor Adivasi girl rescued from a working couple’s house in Gurugram recounts her five-month ordeal
In the war between employers and domestic helps, there is only one winner
Still new to the West, Atreyee Majumder wonders what it is that so affects her when a maid bends under her chair at home in India to scrub out a speck of dust, while a janitor in uniform evokes no feeling at all
She entered the house as a temporary domestic help, wordlessly captured everyone’s hearts, and then disappeared. I shared nothing more than a few silent smiles, and tears, with this woman, but found it held more meaning than words could ever do.
A domestic help in Delhi, 35-year-old Halder stands a class apart from most Indian bestselling writers