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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 women swept into the overseas 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 each person they understand unexpectedly erased from the face of the earth, the ladies set out for the convent the place they attend university. 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 choice 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 method that fosters it. studying of the destiny of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his own project to rescue them, surroundings the level for a riveting showdown with a global community of ruthless criminals.

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The Manager also pointed out that other students and teachers remained unmarried longer than their peers. This observation indicates that the level of education may represent a problem for some of the young women when trying to find a suitable spouse, while for others their studies formed an acceptable excuse to postpone marriage. According to both Maulanas, the madrasa had turned out to be a success so far, because even though the Madrasatul Niswan is mainly promoted by word of mouth, parents come to the madrasa ‘like customers come to a shop’.

One day, on my way to the madrasa, the women sitting outside the small house, which was a scene that stood in striking contrast with the strict purdah observed right next door, greeted me with a polite namaskar and invited me to join them for a while. The women, who were roughly between seven and seventy years of age, asked if I was a student ‘there’, and they nodded their heads in the direction of the madrasa. When I affirmed, explaining that I was doing research ‘there’, they smiled and said they were proud to have such a ‘good school’ right next door.

Following the above lecture, the Principal suggested that it might be better if I continued teaching the third year students. But it turned out that this group of students was even more activist in their attempts at converting me than the earlier group. This time, without much ado or rhetoric the girls literally cornered me after class. As the ceilings were too low for me to stand comfortably without banging my head, I sat on the floor when they asked me whether I knew the Islamic profession of faith (kalimah).

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