If you want to understand the World, travel to India.
Shakti is a Dalit, living in a Dalit colony in Northern Kartakata, India. She has a brother named Anna who earns 2 US dollars per day in the capital city of New Delhi, he works as a loader to a tipper truck driver.He must work to earn in order to pay her sister's dowry. Shakti is engaged to Mohan, a young farm laborer in another village, since there is no good road network, everyone depends on the local boat to cross to the other side where Mohan lives.
To receive a telegram in this village shows that there is bad news, very few people receive it and many people pray never to receive a telegram. Telegram is BAD NEWS! But one day the inevitable happened, Shakti received a telegram, she almost collapsed as she searched for who can read the telegram for her, it was just three words, it is either her brother or her fiancee, they are orphans. The telegram says, Mohan dying, come.
She almost ran mad, there is no dime in her bag, she began to ran helter-skelter, her best friend Suni who told her that she lives on her grains, no single rupee advised her to see the landlord in the village. the landlord is Mudalia. He was smoking cigar when they got there, he recognized them as those women who work in his field, he listened to them after which he sent Suni away, he knows Shakti too well.
He informed her to spend the night with him since no one is at home with him and he promised to give her more than she needs or asked for, but she had a moral struggle and she ran away! She went straight to the only boat man and begged him to please ferry him to the other side of the road, because his fiancee is dying, the boatman replied that that the last fuel is what he has poured in his engine, his family members are waiting for him they are hungry and he cannot sacrifice the last fuel for Shakti.
Shakti went back home and cried, she later resolved to return to Landlord, passed the night there and he kept his promise.
When she got to Mohan, she invited an expert medical professional and two nurses who took care of him in the house and within a week, he was revived. He was so grateful to the medical team because according to him, he was dead and resurrected. When he could speak properly, he asked the medical team how they were called and paid, they told him that his fiancee has paid for everything, that is why they moved the gadgets to his hut, and she bought all the medication and needed food supplement .
When the medical team left, he called Shakti and demanded to know where she got the loan from and what is the term of agreement, since he knew that she could never afford any collateral, she narrated the story.
Mohan gathered all his inner strength, kicked Shakti and spat on her face, he shouted and all his neighbors who were waiting to assist in burying him came, they were afraid to see the miracle by medical team and they listened to him after which they joined him to pour phlegm on Shakti, she could not go back to her village again because news travel like lightening, Shakti went to Bombay and turned to prostitution.