By Sarathi Guha(10 May 2008)
Hirendranath Ganguly or Hiru who lives in Kolkata comes to his aunt's house after his F.A. examination. There he meets a simple girl named Kumudini. She has lost her father. She and her mother stay in her uncle's house. Kumudini takes the uncle's goat for grazing in the field and sells the milk of goats. Everyone in the village loves her. Kumudini has a great intimacy with Sabitri, the daughter of village doctor named Dasarath Chatterjee. The village postmaster (Dayal) teaches Kumudini. Kumudini proposed the name of Hiru as a bridegroom of Sabitri. But gradually Kumu and Hiru come in close contact with each other .Dayal gives the proposal of Sabitri's marriage to Hiru to Kumudinis uncle. But Kumudini's uncle refused it as Hiru did not have the necessary social status. Hiru returns to the town with a broken heart. Then he manages a job in Rail at Jamalpur. There the boiler inspector Jatinbabu displays a great affection towards him. One day the boiler Inspector died in an accident. Before his death he informs Hiru that he is loaded with debt and gives him the responisibility of his ambitious daughter, Surama. Hiru gets married to her. But she is not satisfied with the domestic affairs. She expresses her problem to Hiru. Then Hiru resigns the railway job and leaves Jamalpur. After that he shifts to Munger and starts a business, He becomes a rich person by the dint of hard labour and intelligence. But he cannot give time and love to his wife. At that time his aunt writes a letter to him to take her to his house. Reaching there he comes to know that the husband of Kumudini is indifferent to her. Hiru wants to take Kumudini to him, but Kumudini does not agree to go. Then Hiru goes away and Kumudini looks at him with tearful eyes.