By Corban Addison
Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening trip into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of 2 orphaned ladies swept into the foreign intercourse trade.
When a tsunami rages via their coastal city in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With virtually everybody they comprehend all of sudden erased from the face of the earth, the women set out for the convent the place they attend institution. they're kidnapped presently and offered to a Mumbai brothel proprietor, starting a hellish descent into the bowels of the intercourse trade.
Halfway internationally, Washington, D.C., legal professional Thomas Clarke faces his personal own crisis-and makes the fateful choice to pursue a professional bono sabbatical operating in India for an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent's human traffickers. There, his moral sense awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the alternate in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial procedure that fosters it. studying of the destiny of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his own challenge to rescue them, environment the degree for a riveting showdown with a global community of ruthless criminals.
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As this exceeded the instructions he had been given by the then Governor-General, Lord Minto, he was recalled and a new mission dispatched, headed by Nicholas Hankey Smith, an experienced political belonging to the Bombay Civil Service. A new treaty, sealed on 23 August 1809, provided for an exchange of ambassadors, with the amirs promising to keep the French from entering Sind. As part of the same diplomatic initiative, Mountstuart Elphinstone of the Bombay Civil Service, whose previous political experience had included appointments as British Resident at the Maratha courts of Nagpur and Gwalior, went to Peshawar to meet Shah Shuja-ul-Mulk, king of Afghanistan since deposing his brother Mahmud Shah six years previously.
Reminded of his treaty obligations, he struggled to find fodder from his desert kingdom for the 30,000 baggage camels carrying the stores and supplies required by some 10,000 soldiers and 38,000 civilian followers who provided their logistic support. They pressed on into Sind, where Sir Henry Pottinger and his assistant Alexander Burnes negotiated their passage with the amirs. In vain did these princes protest that they had already paid their arrears of tribute to Shah Shuja-ul-Mulk in return for his recognition of their independence.
Their cover was immediately blown when a man who had been a water-carrier in Hankey Smith's mission to Sind recognized them, but they restored it by claiming they had left the Company's service and now 27 BALOCHISTAN, THE BRITISH AND THE GREAT GAME worked for Sundarji Sivaji. One of the Jam's officials read them a letter from a Hindu merchant of Karachi, forecasting their arrival and denouncing them as spies (which, indeed, they were) but they answered that this was merely because of Sindi fears that the British might seek to develop Sonmiani as a port to rival Karachi.