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Samira, from a religious Malabar Muslim family, is brought up by her doting grandfather who is against religious extremism. Samira marries Anwar, the grandson of a political figure and freedom fighter. Whilst he is away at college, Anwar is influenced by a group of extremist Muslim students. Several events like the massacres following the destruction of the Babri Masjid mosque occur, leading to his becoming more politicised and fundament- alist in his attitudes. Samira discovers his involvment in a terrorist bombing plot and in order to prevent a communal tragedy in their village, she reports him to the police. Anwar is charged and imprisoned and refuses to communicate with Samira who begins a long wait for him to return to his old self.

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