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A civil service officer responsible for enforcing property rights confronts a challenge when a Hindu temple committee begins to build a temple expansion on a neighboring business person’s property. It is election season and the protagonist’s supervisor, up for re-election, does not want to upset the largely Hindu voting population. The property owner happens to be Muslim. Works well in courses on diversity, management, global business, and/or ethics.