Chandra is 11 years old and her parents have chosen a 16-year-old boy for her to marry. Chandra is pleased as he seems to be modern and open-minded so she is sure they will have a wonderful life together. After they marry she travels out to the desert to be with his family, but things are very different from what she imagined.
Chandra is looking forward to her arranged marriage - her new husband is open-minded and modern-thinking. But when he dies shortly after their wedding, Chandra realises that she is now the property of her husband's family who blame her for their son's death. She escapes into the desert and eventually finds her way home - but her husband's family are hot on her heels.