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 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 every body they comprehend unexpectedly erased from the face of the earth, the women set out for the convent the place they attend college. they're kidnapped shortly and bought to a Mumbai brothel proprietor, starting a hellish descent into the bowels of the intercourse trade.

Halfway the world over, 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 method that fosters it. studying of the destiny of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his own project to rescue them, environment the level for a riveting showdown with a global community of ruthless criminals.

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Religion became a source of ridicule. lampooned in Monty Python 's Flying Circus and in the film The Life ofBrian in the 1 970s. as well as in television skits by Benny Hill portraying priests and nuns as sexual perverts. Our role models were Mick Jagger and David Bowie. while our intellectual thinking was defined by the then popular Marxist rejection of religion. From Darwin's theory of evolution to Nietzsche proclaiming the death of God. we were encouraged to believe religion belonged to a 'pre-logical' stage of human development.

This was the period when Nawaz Sharif, twice prime minister of Pakistan (199193 and then 1 997-99, after which he was forced into exile for some years) , was literally manufactured as a leader. First the iron foundry his family had started and which was lost to nationalization under Bhutto was returned to his father by Zia, then he was allowed to build his business empire by using his position as Punjab's minister for finance. When he was elected Punjab's chief minister he did the same. Working from the principle that every politician has a price, he dished out state resources to buy politicians and become head of a political party, Pakistan Muslim League, and later the Islamic Democratic Alliance, which had been cobbled together by Zia's lSI.

Hazrat Ali himself lost a case against a Jewish citizen because the judge refused to accept the testimony of Hazrat Ali's son. In Islam. since all sovereignty belongs to Allah both the executive and the people have to stay within the limits of His Laws. The founding fathers of the American constitution also strove to do the same by making the constitution supreme. This is why when Jinnah was asked in 1 947 about the constitution of Pakistan. he said its basis would be the Quran. Justice. compassion.

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