First Edition. Novel of contemporary India, of what it means to be in "Hindu India, a child wife, a temple prostitute, a suttee, a child-widow, an Untouchable". Rear flap states: "Here for the first time is the truth about the sex life, child marriages, hygiene, cruelty, religious customs, of India's 350,000,000 people". Rear panel with short recommendation by Gandhi. Very Good plus, spine with some creasing, in Very Good plus dustjacket, tiny chips and closed tears at rear panel, lower spine end with few inch horse-shoe closed tear.