Sea of Poppies - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Nob Kissin visits Mr. Burnham to propose his idea of setting up camps for the indentured servants before they leave India. When he shows Mr. Burnham the money saved by such a venture, Mr. Burnham agrees. Chapter 10 reveals that it was Nob Kissin who suggested Mr. Burnham acquire the Hadlers’ land because he believes the East India Company is going to relinquish control of the poppy trade. If the company makes this move, it would be advantageous for businessmen like Burnham to have land on which to cultivate their own poppies instead of relying on small farmers. Nob Kissin also strikes a deal with Mr. Burnham in this chapter. In exchange for an affidavit from Elokeshi, Raja Neel Halder’s mistress, against Neel, Mr. Burnham will allow Nob Kissin to travel on the Ibis.

Raja Neel readies himself for court with the help of...

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