This article discusses the autobiographies of two domestic workers to study how they fashion their identity through their writing. The texts discussed are Baby Halder’s A Life Less Ordinary and Amin Sheikh’s Bombay Mumbai: Life is Life, I Am Because of You. The article aims to draw commonalities, as well as subtle differences in these narratives to focus on construction of identity; and writing as a means of empowerment and self-realization. It also argues how notions of the self and memory play a part in shaping the veracity of these autobiographical accounts.
Keywords: Autobiography, domestic workers, identity, self, memory.