A novel about a boy who finds his family completely devastated by the outbreak of militancy in Kashmir valley. Its about his efforts to support his fathers efforts to eke out a living in the migrant camps of Jammu and to educate himself. In the inhospitable environment of Jammu, though he succeeds in earning a Masters degree in English, he sees no hope of settlement. He gets selected as a Lecturer in English in Nagaland University, where he falls in love in the midst of an overwhelming environment of political intrigue and racial conflict. The abrupt end of this love affair hits him hard. But as if this was not enough, he gets isolated in the campus politics that views him with suspicion for proximity to both the groups of faculty. The murder of the Dean draws him into a shell. Life begins to smile yet again when he completes his doctoral thesis and happens to travel together with his future wife from Nagaland to Delhi. The breakdown of the train by which they are travelling gives them the time to come close and by the time they are travelling back from home, the bond between them is already sealed.