The year is 1986, the place Mumbai.
Teenager Devika’s older, college going sister Uma steps out of their, strict middle-class home with her parents. They return home – she does not. Her parents tell Devika that her sister is dead.
The story opens a quarter of a century later in 2011 when Devika accidentally discovers a letter that reveals that her sister is still alive. DISOWNED is the story of Devika’s quest for her missing sister straddling two continents. It sweeps across the hot and dusty small towns of India and transports us to a bygone time (196o’s India) to ultimately reveal the secret that has destroyed three generations of mothers and daughters.
DISOWNED deals with the themes of love, morality, betrayal and abandonment and their claustrophobic grip on middle-class India, both in modern times and the 1960’s.