By Sarathi Guha(10 May 2008)
A wall divides two houses in old Kolkata. One is two stories another is three storied.The owner of the three storied building is the rich Nabin Roy and the other is own by Gurucharan Babu with his five daughters. They are very poor. Gurucharan had to pawn his property to his close neighbour Nabin to get money for his elderst daughter's marriage . Orphan Lalita lived with his maternal uncle Gurucharan.Since then she had been known to Nabin's family members. Nabin's wife Bhubaneswari became her mother and she was very much intimate with Nabin's younger son Shekhar. Shekhar was very much dear to Lalita. Shekhar loved Lalita affectionately and his affection became true love when Lalita was an adolescent. In her life,Charubala was Lalita's friend. Girindranath who was a Brahmo boy was Charubala's maternal uncle. He came to know Lalit through card palying. She was attracted to him.But Lalita loved her would be husband Shekhar. Nabin put Gurucharan babu under pressure to repay his debt. Gurucharan was very upset. Suddenly Girindranath redemeed Gurucharan's mortgage by paying of all debts.This behaviour charmed Gurucharan. Now Girindranath became most intimate with Gurucharan's family. But Shekhar had no knowledge about this incident. Apart from this one day Nabin called Lalita and insulted her. This was cause of misunderstanding between the two families. Shekhar realized that Girindra had brought Gurucharan's family under his control by his money and power. Shekhar felt uneasy to notice that Girindra's sole objective was none but Lalita.Shekhar did not like this intimacy. Before going aboard he wanted to be assured of Lalita's love for him and Lalita silent and spellbound bowed before Shekhar's feet,. accepting him as her husband.Coming back from abroad he came to know the Lalita was to be married to Girindra .But this is not true.He came that this incident happened due to his father's intrigue. Girindra married Gurucharan babu's own daughter. Misunderstanding between then disappeared. Shekhar and Lalita were united.