By Mahendra Jakhar
The stunning and brutal homicide of a tender American girl rips aside the peace of the traditional urban of Benares. She is located to be a study scientist operating with the Vatican Observatory, one of many oldest astronomical study associations on this planet. Hawa Singh, a senior inspector from Delhi crime department on a trip to Benares, will get embroiled within the case. He unearths that the murdered girl have been discovering the Bhrigu-Samhita, an astrological vintage relationship again to pre-Vedic instances, believed to be misplaced. The FBI sends in Ruby Malik, a Pakistani-American to enquire the homicide. quickly, extra our bodies are came across with extraordinary connections to either the Bhrigu-Samhita and Christian orthodoxy. The Vatican appears conducting a clandestine operation, looking the secrets and techniques of Hindu astrology within the urban so much sacred to it.Secrets that the Vatican could kill to understand. Hawa Singh, hardened through many gunfights, and with a bullet already lodged close to his mind in a prior stumble upon, groups up with Ruby Malik to solve the secret. not anything is identical any further. The temple bells fade within the perpetual iciness fog. there's blood at the streets of Benares, which turns into a battleground the place religion and technological know-how collide. The worlds of astronomy and astrology come .Hawa Singh and Ruby seek the opium dens, and the domain names of Naga sadhus, Aghoris and Doms within the cremation grounds, hunt a cannibal lurking within the maze that's Benares, and conflict with the figurehead king of the town, Kashi Naresh Maharaj Abhay Narayan Singh. The killer will be someone. simply Hawa Singh and his attractive co-runner at the chase, Ruby Malik, own the mindset—and the indomitable courage—to locate the assassin on the middle of this secret. And within the method, locate themselves.
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An identifiable case, from its name (p. 11) , o f a nilitary colony which became a polis with prytanies is Themisonium, Michel 544. 7 On the very peculiar case o f the colony at Magnesia-under-Sipylos, O G IS 229, see now Griffith pp. 154 sq. In the Roman period a place might be allowed to call itself a city as a favour; I know o f no evidence that this is Hellenistic. IO T H E S E L E U C ID S E T T L E M E N T In Asia Minor there are supposed also to have been some Greek civil colonies;1 there is not the material for detecting such forms in the East, and their existence there is not very probable.
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73, where they are called arrows for hand-bows. But they are heavy. * The five called noXis 'EXArjvls are Ichnae, Nicephorium, Artemita, Chala, Alexandria-Ghazni; among those called ttoA i s only are Apamea at Zeugma, Apamea in Choarene, Rhaga (Europus) in Rhagiane, and Alexandropolis-Kandahar. H ow could Chala be ‘ Greek* and not Rhaga, or Ghazni and not Kandahar? g. Aspendus (A . Wilhelm, Neue Beiträge IV p. 61 ; M. Segre, Aegyptus XIV, 1934, p. 253) and Sparta (Alexander o f Aetolia in Anth, Pal.