Trapped in a loveless marriage with Ravi, Prerna meets her soulmate in the shape of the handsome and sensitive Sansar. But what is she to do? An extramarital affair would ruin her and destroy the marriage prospects of her beloved daughter Karisma. It's all right for Ravi; in the unfair codes that govern Indian society men aren't subject to the same rules as women, and there's nothing to stop him conducting his own affair. Prerna and Sansar manage to find a way though, and unknown to the outside world their love develops and grows stronger. In passages which are always moving and sometimes deeply erotic, we watch as their passion for each other grows steadily deeper and deeper. But will it always remain a secret passion? It all depends on Ravi.