Saba is a child of nature. Her mother, Meher, has had accidents in life. The first of which was finding a lover in a man whose religion she did not know.
Meher’s lover is forced to marry his neighbor, the wily, Mohini, who falsely accuses him of having used her, when she is with someone else’s child.
Meher and Saba live in seclusion, hiding from people as much as possible. Saba joins an English course at the Allahabad University where she finds a companion in Nisha. The two girls are poles apart. Saba is all grace and concern; Nisha is self-centered and fashionable.
In the university bank, the two girls happen to meet the dashing Rahul. Saba helps him and then the love story begins when the two start liking the same man.
Rahul finally manages to get one of them through a series of events that make this novella a literary thriller.