A Far Horizon
Calcutta, 1756. In Indian Black Town, the beautiful, young Sati is believed to be possessed by the goddess Kali, and finds herself at the centre of a religious cult. In British White Town, Chief Magistrate Holwell and Governor Drake come together to face a common enemy, Siraj Uddaulah, the young nawab in Murshidabad.
When the nawab finally descends upon Calcutta with a huge army, it’s too late for those British residents who have not fled the city in time. Locked into Fort William with a large number of the Black Town population, these British prisoners spend a night of horror that would become legend of the history of the Raj.
A sweeping, fictionalised chronicle of the notorious incident of the Black Hole of Calcutta in 1756 that would later be used to justify the British empire’s colonisation of India.