Wednesday's child is full of woe... As the torrent of the Indian Partition engulfed her, Honoria's sheltered life was crumpled and swept away
It's December 1946. The British Raj is coming to an end and a cataclysmic event looms: The Partition of India. Religious differences tear apart old friends and even families. Law and order breaks down. Hindus attack their Muslim neighbors and vice versa. Seventeen year old Honoria Burton, the only daughter of a high ranking officer in the British Army, is abducted and sold into prostitution. She is subjected to unspeakable cruelty and humiliation. She escapes and an influential man, Manoj Kumar, appears to come to her aid. Will he be like the others, or will he prove a true friend?
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