Three young children are friends in 1930ties India: a poor Muslim boy, a rich Hindu girl and an English one. The Indian girl yearns for knowledge and freedom and the English one is given that but too shy to grasp it.
When they grow up one of them will get a great opportunity and grasps it while the other does a leap of faith and looses all.
While one is clinging to all she has and lives in fear, the other mourns but uses her life as a testament of love.
We follow both women's life story. A story that is very emotional and sad oozes a great loss. I was in tears.