INDIA-PAKISTAN: The Trial of Kali

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On a bed of stretched thongs in an open courtyard in Lahore, half naked, her head "wrung steeply back, her legs rigid in a convulsion as of birth, a woman lay dead.

Under the law of the English, whose writ ran for a third of mankind, it was fixed that whenever a person, however humble, died of violence or even unexpectedly, public inquiry was made into the causes of his death. If guilt seemed to fall upon another, a trial was held and punishment sought lest murder, undetected or held lightly, spread....

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