INDIA: For the Love of Sylvia

At 37, handsome Commander Kavas Nanavati could consider himself fortunate. He was second officer on the cruiser Mysore, India's flagship; he had an excellent World War II record, ranging from convoy duty on the Murmansk run to the Anzio landing on the Italian coast; he had a comfortable home in Bombay, and his 28-year-old English wife, Sylvia, had borne him three attractive children. Nanavati was a good bet to become commander in chief of the Indian navy one day.

But last spring, Kavas Nanavati asked his wife a dangerous question: Why was...

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