Title: Suralakshmi Villa
Author: Aruna Chakravarti
Publisher: Macmillan, 2020
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Two days went by. On the third, Ayub drew up at an ancient stone ghat slippery with moss and lichen.
‘Why are you stopping at this God-forsaken spot?’ Muneera exclaimed. ‘We’ll get nothing here.’
‘The next ghat is two and a half miles away. And it’s already past noon.’
Suralakshmi, Pratul and Tara looked around. All they could see was dense forest without a sign of human habitation. The trees had crept right up to the bank. Yet there was a wide stone ghat which, though crumbling in parts, had obviously been impressive once.
‘What is this area called?’ Pratul asked.