A powerful delineation of the complex relationships in a traditional Indian family, between husband and wife, parents and daughter, brother and sister, and the joys and tragedies that grow within. A moving picture of friendships and social hierarchies played out against a backdrop some brutal and bizarre events that took place in Eastern India in the turbulent 1970s. An arresting cast of characters, some clinging to the vestiges of the British Raj, set in the shadow of the Himalayas and the teeming city of Kolkata.