At the first glance readers may think that this a romance, however The case of the Love Commandos by Tarquin Hall is more of a book on casteism, genetic research in India, and caste politics. The love commandos are a group of vigilantes who help make intercaste marriage possible. Laxmi or Facecream, the nepalese operative of the detective Vish Puri is a member of the vigilante group. In Uttar Pradesh they are trying to help a dalit boy named Ram get married to a Thakur girl Tulsi Mishra, whose father Vishnu Mishra opposes the affair, and has kept her in captivity. She allowed to leave home only for answering her exams, and the love commandos use the opportunity to help her escape. However at around the same time, Ram who was kept in a safe house of the Love commandos also disappears.
The detective Vish Puri (ex military intelligence) is asked to help Facecream locate the missing Ram, which he agrees out of loyalty to his staff. In the process he also finds out that his arch rival detective Hari Kumar, ex R&AW is also working on the same task, and they take a sadistic pleasure in exposing each other to the media. Though Vish Puri featured on the cover of India today, his rival Hari Kumar has few scruples , and his clientele consists of the upper classes of Delhi who are more comfortable with Hari Kumar.
To add to the mystery the mother of Ram, a midwife in the village of Govind is found dead near a canal with a smiley mark on her hand. It is also found that Ram who is a college student appears to have got a lot of money in the last few months, enabling him to build a better house for his parents, get a TV. Soon afterward the body has been found, Vishnu Mishra reaches the village of Govind, just as Vish Puri is leaving , and is promptly arrested by the police inspector as a prime accused in the murder.
However Vish Puri thinks that Vishnu Mishra has been framed and his arch rival Dr Bal Pandey the Brahmin leader, in the state may be responsible for the framing. The two men were rivals for a long time, with Mishra allegedly seducing the mistress of Dr Bal pandey, who wowed revenge. The mistress had since disappeared, however the rivalry remained, and the current chief of police in the state was a brahmin who was prompt in arresting the thakur Mishra
Vish Puri's operative Facecream then spends some time in the village, disguised as a teacher, and finds that many Dalit women in the village are asking for medicine for scars after they gave blood. She later finds that some time ago, an organization named as ICMB, Institute of cellular and molecular biology in Agra had taken samples from the poor Dalit villagers, paying them Rs 100 for the sample. More research helps him find that ICMB is a well funded organization located in the SEZ near Agra and is involved in the latest genetic reasearch, trying to find genome combination which increase the immunity to various diseases.
When making a visit to ICMB, he meets the head of the organization Dr Sengupta who explains that though many indians, especially Brahmins claim to be directly descended from an aryan sect to justify the superiority of a caste, blood samples and genetic research proves that actually he has mixed blood. Vish Puri also finds out that a senior scientist in ICMB, Dr Anju Basu had also died in what the police claim to be a car accident, her car fell off the bridge at early in the morning . However investigation proved that it was a murder, a truck or a vehicle was used to push the car off, so that it appeared to be an accident.
After checking the apartment where Dr Anju Basu was living, Vish Puri finds out that she was considering marriage and was meeting a number of young men. She was going to get married to a young man, and just before her death, she had dinner with her fiancee. After speaking to the fiancee, he finds that a young man who is very similar to the dalit youth Ram in appearance was spotted with Dr Anju Basu just befor she met her fiancee.
later Ram tries to meet Tulsi only to be abducted and taken to the residence of the dalit chief minister of the state Baba Dhobhi, who is considering a political alliance with Dr Bal Pandey. It is revealed that Ram had got a lot of money from Dr Anju Basu, because his genomes contained some valuable features which were not commonly found. To do further research ICMB had taken blood samples from other villagers of Govind. It was found that the blood samples of Ram did not match his official father who was living with his mother. However it was revealed that his paternal features matched some Brahmin blood genomes.
Ram also reveals that his mother worked in Lucknow general hospital just before he was born, and though his mother was sacked, she continued to receive her salary. Due to reservation,the chief minister Baba Dhobi was the administrator of the hospital and ensured that her name remained on the payroll after she was dismissed, so that she continued to get a salary as he tried to help her as a fellow dalit. There was some controversy regarding rape, and Dr Bal pandey was allegedly involved. since it was the word of a dalit midwife against the Brahmin doctor, nothing could be proved, though Ram's mother could no longer continue in the hospital.
Now that the valuable genome was discovered the details could be exposed, which could affect the political career of the brahmin leader Dr.Bal Pandey and he had allegedly arranged for the killing of Ram's mother so that his secret would not be revealed.In the novel the thakur beauty Tulsi Mishra finally married the dalit Ram, and live under CBI protection due to the controversial case.
Though the story has a happy ending in real life, casteism in the indian internet sector is extremely rampant with cruel criminal brahmin officials like GOAN GSB FRAUD HOUSEWIFE CBI EMPLOYEE CHEATER riddhi nayak, siddhi mandrekar, nayanshree hathwar and their goan obc bhandari sex partner slim R&AW employee sunaina, especially in panaji, goa ruthless in stalking, defaming without proof, torturing and exploiting a harmless obc single woman engineer
CBI in panaji,goa is involved in major section 420 fraud falsely claiming that their lazy greedy fraud goan gsb cheater employee housewife riddhi nayak who looks like kangana ranaut, who has not spent a single rupee online, owns this website to justify the wastage of tax payer money paying the lazy greedy fraud CBI employee riddhi a monthly salary for LIES, EXTORTION, IMPERSONATION. The goan gsb fraud cbi employee riddhi nayak has no honesty or self respect, like a fraud or robber falsely claims to own websites of other women.
Ending the fraud of 8-10 R&AW/CBI/intelligence agencies falsely claiming to own the website, without spending any money,to get a monthly government salary, will require detectives more skilled than Vish Puri and Hari Kumar combined. Though casteism is based on birth, genetic testing will prove that even the higher caste brahmins are mostly of mixed blood, indicating the futility of using casteism .
The case of the Love Commandos
Author: Tarquin Hall