“Maya’s Ordeal & Return to Life” - This story revolves around the life of a young girl called Maya coming from a middle-class Bengali family of Kolkata, India. Though she was just like an ordinary girl with all her dreams, aspirations but her stupendous ordeal of life started after her marriage with Raj, a NRI who stayed at Philadelphia and with whom she was never happy. Failed marriage, untimely demise of Maya’s father, murder of her youngest brother in Australia and sudden Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) of her younger sister had a profound impact on her mind and physique. In every step of life she faced all these challenges very gracefully. She kept her head high enough to cope up with all her sorrows & pain. Different phases of her life as a struggler, successful entrepreneur, a responsible elder sister and an enigmatic lover are all merged within her personality. Thus this is a memoir of Maya’s transformation from an ordinary girl to an extraordinary emancipated and spirited human being.