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A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison

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 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 nearly every person they be aware of by surprise erased from the face of the earth, the ladies set out for the convent the place they attend institution. they're kidnapped shortly and bought 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 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, surroundings the degree for a riveting showdown with a global community of ruthless criminals.

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Because only in some deserted clearing near a golden Goan beach can you trance out with the nationals of the world, and find solace in the serenity of a rural villager’s smile as she hands over cups of soothing chai for the duration of the party. See chapter 6. • Leave Your World Behind as You Cleanse Body and Soul (Kalari Kovilakom, Kerala): Ayurvedic philosophy preaches that your body is a temple and at Kalari Kovilakom, a palace-turned-Ayurvedic hospital that miraculously combines five-star heritage accommodations with the ambience and discipline of an ashram, you’ll be compelled to devote all your time and energy towards rejuvenating your physical being and recharging your spiritual energies.

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Com/go/ebookmaps and click on the title of your guide. How to contact Us In researching this book, we discovered many wonderful places—hotels, restaurants, shops, and more. We’re sure you’ll find others. Please tell us about them, so we can share the information with your fellow travelers in upcoming editions. If you were disappointed with a recommendation, we’d love to know that, too. Please write to: Frommer’s India, 4th Edition Wiley Publishing, Inc. • 111 River St. • Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774 An Additional Note Please be advised that travel information is subject to change at any time—and this is especially true of prices.

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