Mary Pigot, Lady Superintendent of the Scottish Female Mission, works independently to grow the mission, raise funds, and educate women. Her standing is untouched until 1879 when Reverend William Hastie arrives in Calcutta to take charge of Scottish College, a school sponsored by the Church of Scotland. He expects to control the entire Scottish missionary enterprise, but she refuses to comply. Factions emerge. In November 1882, Reverend Hastie endorses allegations of mismanagement and immorality at the Female Mission. Mary’s career crumbles under her feet. With nothing more to lose, she takes her case to the Calcutta High Court and sues William Hastie for malicious libel. The case makes headlines in Scotland and Calcutta. Based on actual events, Two Coins takes the reader into Justice Norris’ courtroom during the monsoons. The scandal engulfs the entire Scottish missionary presence, destroying everyone involved in the case. Who will prevail?
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