In a newly independent India in 1951, passionate literature student Lata Mehra is looking towards her own future as she sets out to make her way in the world. She is not interested in romance, but her resolve is challenged when she starts to fall for a mysterious fellow student Kabir Durrani. Meanwhile, religious tensions mount between Muslims and Hindus in the wake of Partition, as India's first national democratic election approaches. Andrew Davies' adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel, starring Tanya Maniktala

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