A young New York journalist named Jaya is desperate to stifle her sorrow after being heartbroken by her third miscarriage and her faltering marriage. She resolves to go to a rural village in India where the legacy and the secrets of her family’s past are waiting to be discovered.
Completely entranced by India’s sights, tastes, and sounds, Jaya decides to spend some time and learn more about the country’s vibrant culture. Jaya meets a man named Ravi—her late grandmother’s servant turned friend and confidant—who tells her about her grandmother’s pioneering spirit and the remarkable life she had lived.
Through her grandmother’s tragic yet heartwarming tale about love and being in the face of adversity, Jaya finds within herself strength and resilience that she had not known was there all along.