Once Upon a Life: Burnt Curry and Bloody Rags: A Memoir

Born in 1945 in the Assamese town of Jorhat, Tesmula Ao lost both her parents in quick succession when she was young Left to fend for themselves, she and her five siblings ran wild, skipping school and wandering the streets But when the authorities caught up with her and sent her to a boarding school, she realized that education offered her a way to escape her bleak andBorn in 1945 in the Assamese town of Jorhat, Tesmula Ao lost both her parents in quick succession when she was young Left to fend for themselves, she and her five siblings ran wild, skipping school and wandering the streets But when the authorities caught up with her and sent her to a boarding school, she realized that education offered her a way to escape her bleak and uncertain future and she committed herself to a lifetime of learning.Once Upon a Life is a powerful memoir of those early years and the career they led to, which saw Ao become not only an acclaimed writer, but also a professor and a successful cultural administrator A beautifully written account of success in the face of hardship, and the power of education and determination, Once Upon a Life is searing, moving, and unforgettable.
Once Upon a Life Burnt Curry and Bloody Rags A Memoir Born in in the Assamese town of Jorhat Tesmula Ao lost both her parents in quick succession when she was young Left to fend for themselves she and her five siblings ran wild skipping school an

  • Title: Once Upon a Life: Burnt Curry and Bloody Rags: A Memoir
  • Author: Temsula Ao
  • ISBN: 9789381017982
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. The preface made me cry so much I was wondering how would I even finish this book. But it turned out to be just like life is meant to be full of ups and downs;sad and funny at times; heartbreaking yet inspiring and in all of it to find the will and determination to overcome dire circumstances. Thank you Ma'am Temsula Ao for this beautiful heartfelt piece of writing. So much more admiration for the author whose attitude to every obstacle and roadblock is so inspiring; the candid way of describing [...]

    2. Story of Struggle || A full life in 250 pages || Power of education and determinationThis is the one of the few books i finished reading in few days.Initially after reading the preface i felt it would be full of sadness and only struggle in her life.But the way she wrote the book is amazing. As Barnali had already described it beautifully that "it just like life full of ups and downs; sad and funny at times; heartbreaking yet inspiring."It's very fun to read about her childhood activities. I got [...]

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