‘I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper’s wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord Himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?’ – Mother Teresa Born in a country far from the city which she would make her home, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu dreamt of coming to Calcutta to serve the poorest of the poor. In the year 1950, she single-handedly started the Missionaries of Charity at Calcutta , an organization which has come to embody the values of compassion and care in a world of suffering. Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize and has been beatified by Pope John Paul II. But it is not for this that she is remembered. It is for her love and dedicated work, which transformed millions of lives—abandoned children, those afflicted with leprosy, the destitute and the dying—that Mother Teresa is a saint in the hearts of people in India and abroad. Rukmini Chawla provides an intimate insight into the life of this extraordinary human being in this touching biography. This sparkling Puffin Lives edition featuring little-known facts and trivia about Mother Teresa’s inspirational life and works makes for an unforgettable read.