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A widow should be long suffering until death, self-restrained and chaste. A virtuous wife who remains chaste when her husband has died goes to heaven. A woman who is unfaithful to her husband is reborn in the womb of a jackal. - The Laws of Manu, Chapter 5 verse 156-161, Dharamshastras (Sacred Hind texts) Set in 1938 Colonial India, against Mahatma Gandhis rise to power, the story begins when eight-year-old Chuyia is widowed and sent to a home where Hindu widows must live in penitence. Chuyias feisty presence affects the lives of the other residents, including a beautiful young widow, who falls for a Gandhian idealist. (Synopsis courtesy of Mongrel Media)