Lakshmi Tatma was briefly the most famous little girl in the world. Joined at the pelvis to her half-formed conjoined twin, she was born with four arms and four legs. She was immediately worshipped by her parents and others in their poverty-stricken village as the reincarnation of Lakshmi, the eight-legged goddess of prosperity and wealth. But they faced a dilemma: only a groundbreaking operation to remove the conjoined twin's limbs could save their daughter's life, but the same gruelling procedure might easily kill her. Now, a year later, she has not only survived but flourished.