This book tells, in assorted episodes, the story of a hardy mother’s struggle to make sure that her son got a decent education. The book is based against the background of a world where an untouchable woman lives a life few would be familiar with. Uttam Kamble, a prolific writer himself, talks about his own mother in a style that veers from the conventional.
Ilanda Maruti Kamble is the protagonist of the book, a strong willed woman who believes that destiny is after all what one does with life by going against societal norms, if need be. Because of this alone, the book is actually a tribute to millions of other women to undergo a daily struggle so that their children may do well. The original Marathi book has been translated into English by Dr. V.V.Badwe.