Are two coins all a lady's reputation is worth? In 1883 Calcutta, it's more than unusual for a woman to sue a man in open court. When both parties are missionaries, and the man accuses his female opponent of sexual misconduct with a native Christian and another missionary, newspapers fly off the shelves in Calcutta, Edinburgh, and even London. But what really happened?
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Babu Banerjee, a lawyer, has children in Miss Pigot's school. He and Miss Pigot are friends. But he isn't a member of the Church of Scotland, so why would he send his children there? These thoughts run through William Hastie's head. He hears a rumor and he's predisposed to believe it because he doesn't like Miss Pigot or Babu Banerjee. A seed begins to sprout, a willingness to believe anything negative about either party. What sort of plant will this be?
Two Coins: A Biographical Novel (Women of Determination and Courage)
I hear a rumor about improper relations between Babu Banerjee and Miss Pigot. He spends a great deal of time at the Female Mission where he has a daughter and a niece enrolled. Surely, he could send them to the Free Church School. Why lurk about the Female Mission unless there’s some basis for the rumor?