This story begins in London in a home the place Rita lives along with her teenage daughter Sarla. They’re planning their trip in summer time holidays when all of a sudden Rita, who’s a tv reporter, will get a name to go and report a battle reside and Sarla is livid along with her mom for all of a sudden leaving her on their lonesome. Sarla craves for a correct household and decides to come back all the way down to India to go to her maternal grand-parents in Daroga, a hill station in India. Rita is shocked at this flip of occasions however permits Sarla to journey to India. Sarla had final been to India, six years in the past when her mom had an enormous row along with her mother and father and took her again to London.
In India Sarla meets her grand-parents and one other teenage woman Bina, who’s somewhat older than herself however may be very unusual and mysterious in her personal method. Bina is the grand-daughter of the home helps of Sarla's grandparents. Right here on the story takes quite a lot of attention-grabbing turns and shortly Sarla finds out the issues in Bina's life and why she is at all times severe and mysterious. A sudden disaster brings the 2 ladies collectively they usually turn into better of pals.
Bina's mom, Shobharani, is in jail coz as soon as upon a time she was the Bandit Queen of jungles and is handled like a Goddess by the native villagers. Bina desires to review and turn into a health care provider however her grand-parents are anxious to get her married and settled earlier than anybody finds out something about her mom.
There’s a facet observe story of liberation entrance boys who attempt to collect weapons and cash for the battle to get the hilly area the standing of a separate state. This brings in a political view to all the story. And naturally there’s a candy teen love story working in parallel, which begins with blushes, revelations and ends in a robust bonding of a life time.
There are extra surprises in retailer for the reader in direction of the tip as the assorted tales inter-link and unfold web page by web page. The connection between Sarla and her mom Rita is proven as somewhat rocky initially however in direction of the tip they’re proven having a heart-to-heart speak like a mom and daughter and the particular bonding they share is clearly depicted there.
A fantastically written piece of labor! Very effectively narrated story! The most effective side of this story-telling was it was narrated by the 2 central characters, Sarla & Bina, each teenage ladies and the story was informed the way in which they noticed issues occurring round them and to themselves. All of the characters within the story are effectively etched and distinctively portrayed.
The story is principally set in an Indian village and does speak concerning the issues confronted by poor and ladies in these components of the world subtly and factors out the struggling and distress of girls and woman kids as they’re thought of undesirable by their very own mother and father.