|aMadras 1910: Poesy and Tilly are caught up in a scandal that will change their lives forever. Singing and dancing across a hundred stages as members of a troupe of Australian child performers, they travel by steam train into the heart of India. But as one disaster follows another, money runs short and tempers fray. What must girls do to protect themselves and how many lives will be ruined if they try to break free? India Dark is a story of things kept secret, of conflicting wills and desires, set against the heat and dust of the lost empire.