It's the end of World War II in Guna, India, and as a small child, Charu vows to become a doctor, as doing good deeds is the path to salvation in her Hindu faith. On the bus to med school in Gwalior, Charu meets the vivacious Shyla, another med student who inspires Charu to take new risks. Just as Charu is set to graduate, her father arranges a marriage for her with Jashar, the son of a political affiliate, but Jashar is not what he seems. Charu flees the marriage to focus on her work as a doctor, spreading the message of birth control across India to improve impoverished living conditions for India's future generations with Shyla by her side. But birth control is highly controversial in Indian culture, and Charu faces vicious resistance as she is accused of playing God. Can Charu bring change for the children of India, or will her message be silenced?