Snuffing Out the Moon
"2084 BCE: In the great city of Mohenjodaro, along the banks of the Indus, a young man named Prkaa grows increasingly mistrustful of the growing authority of a cult of priests. 455 CE: In the fabled university city of Takshasilla, Buddhamitra, a monk, is distressed by how his colleagues seem to have lost sight of the essence of the Buddha's message of compassion. 1620 CE: During the reign of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, a pair of itinerant fortune-seekers endeavour to swindle the patrician elite, only to find themselves utterly disillusioned. 1857 CE: Mirza Sahib, a wandering minstrel, traverses the realms of human deception even as a rebellion against the British Raj is advancing across India. 2009 CE: In contemporary Lahore, the widow Rafiya Begum navigates legal complexities in order to secure her rights and fend off predatory charlatans. 2084 CE: A scholar revisits the known history of the cataclysmic events that led to world-domination by ruthless international water conglomerates. Across epochs and civilizations, these are intensely personal journeys that investigate the legitimacy of religion and authority, and chronicle the ascent of dissent. "