By Corban Addison

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 everybody they be aware of all of sudden erased from the face of the earth, the ladies set out for the convent the place they attend college. 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., 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 exchange in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial procedure that fosters it. studying of the destiny of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his own venture to rescue them, atmosphere the level for a riveting showdown with a world community of ruthless criminals.

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It is worth renting a car with a driver, which allows a traveller sufficient freedom of movement. A car with a driver can be hired from almost every tourist agency for a cost of £10-15 (about $20) a day for trips within the city bounds and £35-40 ($60-70) for a long journey (petrol and bed and board for the driver included). Renting a car without a driver can be troublesome due to the busy nature of the roads in India and the peculiarities of the traffic regulations. When asking the way, remember that all the ancient and medieval fortifications, whether well preserved or lying in ruins, are commonly known as forts in India.

The walls of ]ahanpanah, for example, were erected to protect the suburbs of the cities of Qila Rai Pithora and Siri, which must have been populated at that time. Nevertheless, the fortifications of old cities were never rebuilt and that is of paramount importance to us. Very few castles have survived unchanged since the early Middle Ages or even since the 14th-15th centuries: most of those built in the 10th-15th centuries were later rebuilt and altered. Castles were still used as living quarters until the 19th-20th centuries, and so were continually modified.

However, Bidar also boasts loopholes of a more complex design, with two openings on the outside corresponding to one on the inside. Such loopholes fork out inside the wall allowing fire in two directions, in horizontal or vertical planes. Box machicolations, so typical of the military architecture of the Deccan, are mostly positioned on the parapet level in Bidar and are represented by one merlon projecting beyond the line of the wall. Longer and more powerful machicolations, consisting of two or three merlons, can only be seen above a few gates.

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