BOMBAY SAPPHIRE: THE NEHRU MANEUVER by Tyree Campbell
FROM PRO SE PRESS
In late 1961, Nakushi, a woman of the streets of Bombay, India, has been pushed
to the limit by her ungrateful clientele, the Portuguese who still control parts of
India. When she prays for assistance from the gods, Agni—the god of
storms—answers her. By bestowing various powers upon her, including flight,
invulnerability, and the ability to speak any language [important in multilingual
India], he gives her the power to become Bombay Sapphire, champion of those
who are wronged or endangered and liberator of those who are enslaved. But her
first major goal is to free India from the Portuguese. To do that, she has to find a
way to force the Prime Minister to take actions.
Meanwhile, Nakushi’s sister Savitra wants Bombay Sapphire to use her powers to
make them rich. Against the backdrop of this sibling rivalry, Bombay Sapphire
makes enemies of the Deccan Dholes, the gang that terrorizes Dharavi, the great
slum where Nakushi and Savitra live. But wherever Evil rears its ugly head,
wherever people need help, there will be Bombay Sapphire.