A walk in the dark
I COULD not see a thing. I, Anshana Balu, am daughter of a rich merchant in Calcutta.
I am sixth of nine children. My eldest brother will claim my father’s business and the rest of us will only get a small share.
I already know whom I will marry in two years.
I will be sent away to Darjeeling at the foothills of the Trans-Himalayan ranges.
That’s okay, he is a nice boy I was told.