By Aditya Chakrabarty(20 Apr 2010)
Bishu and his nephew Ratan arrive from the city at a village during the annual fair on the occasion of Rash Purnima(a full moon night celebrated in honour of Krishna and Radha) where they set up a snacks stall selling Bengali delicacies like Beguni, Aloor Chop. Papad etc.Ratan sees Alta, niece of Brojomohan who runs a sweet shop and it is love at first sight for both of them. They meet silently from time to time without anyone getting to know anything.Ratan asks Alta to marry him one day and they plan of setting up a shop where they would sell rolls and sweets. One morning when Ratan gets up, he discovers that Alta has been branded a witch and she has been tied with a rope as her uncle didn’t allow her to flee. Since no one knew anything about them, whatever she said made the others think that she had gone mad. Her uncle takes her away to get her treated at a hospital.Ratan keeps silent all the while.