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By Corban Addison

ISBN-10: 1443408255

ISBN-13: 9781443408257

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 nearly everybody they understand all at once erased from the face of the earth, the women set out for the convent the place they attend tuition. they're kidnapped shortly and offered to a Mumbai brothel proprietor, starting a hellish descent into the bowels of the intercourse trade.

Halfway internationally, Washington, D.C., lawyer Thomas Clarke faces his personal own crisis-and makes the fateful determination to pursue a professional bono sabbatical operating in India for an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent's human traffickers. There, his judgment of right and wrong 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 world community of ruthless criminals.

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Arrowroot, a modern food in the metropole traveled from Brazil to Britain and had the potential to be introduced in India. However, herein lay a mistake. This mistake was the lapse in colonial knowledge-system to grasp the entire information about the colony. It was soon figured out that manioc or cassava could not be grown in the soils of Bengal and rice proved to be a much more potent crop, at least in Gangetic Bengal. 49 Ibid. 51 Hence, it could not be a good substitute for rice. 52 A similarity can be found in this context with British experimentation with cinchona in the Nilgiri Hills in southern India.

For a detailed discussion of the changes in social space within the domestic space, see Rosinka Chaudhuri, Freedom and Beef Steaks: Colonial Calcutta Culture (New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2012). Chaudhuri has convincingly shown how the Indian drawing room emerged through the course of 1920s and 30s from an ‘exercise in colonial mimicry to an attempt at self-definition and national identity,’ 121. 3 One of the largest transformations took place in the realm of gastronomy. Gastronomic pleasures reached their heights, both because of the slowly increasing number of hotels and restaurants and because of the new recipe books that made it easier to have ‘exotic’ cuisine at home.

These documents are useful in understanding the colonial state’s interpretation of a ‘rational’ agriculture. These documents, along with other official documents on scarcity and famine, are also evidences of the staple diet of the general population in colonial Bengal. Among the non-official records, proceedings of the Agri-Horticultural Society of India corroborate my thesis about the colonial state’s attempts to introduce British fruits and vegetables in the Indian soil and their failures. Advisory tracts on gardening written by the middle-class, published tracts on agriculture of the colonial state as well as the proceedings and reports of the Municipal Department on new restaurants and eateries that I have used are all instances of changes in the gastronomic culture of the colonial middle-class.

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