This book pays homage to Mother Teresa, an exemplary woman of destiny. In 1928, at the age of eighteen, she joined the Sisters of Loreto in India, taking on the name Teresa in homage to Saint Therese of Lisieux. When Raghu Rai met her, a relationship of trust gradually grew between them: the photographer insinuated himself into her daily life and that of her community and was able to transcribe with a rare authenticity the intensity of her prayers and the strength of her devotion. He takes us along the streets of Calcutta where omnipresent poverty and distress give meaning to the works of Mother Teresa. Through the some one hundred photographs, which accompany texts retracing their encounters, Raghu Rai conveys the strength of this woman’s daily fight against poverty.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 132
Size: 11 4/5" x 11 4/5"
Publishers: La Martinière (Paris, 2004); "Saint Mother: A Life Dedicated", Timeless Books (New Delhi, 2004); "Mother Theresa: A Life of Dedication", Abrams (New York, 2005)