A journey to escape drought leads a woman away from her husband's control
From Kiran Nagarkar comes Jasoda, a stripped-down epic about a woman who leaves her parched village with her children to make a new life in the city by the sea.
Jasoda is the taciturn and dutiful wife of the violent and cruel Sangram Singh, attending diligently to her mother-in-law and her three young sons - the earnest and studious Himmat, the charming and street smart Pawan, and Sameer, a malformed toddler. Kantagiri, the village in the 'arse-end of the world' that they live in has been suffering a terrible drought for years, forcing many of their village's inhabitants to move away till Jasoda and her family are some of the last left standing. Eventually, the lack of water and income opportunities force Jasoda to move along with her children and mother-in-law to Mumbai, where she finds a life outside the strict confines of her marriage.