Julie is an anglo-Indian
girl with a loving, but alcoholic father and a domineering mother, a younger
brother and sister. She falls in love with her best friend's brother Shashi
Bhattacharya, a Hindu boy, and she has a passionate encounter with him, which
leaves her pregnant. He goes away to college, not knowing about her
condition. Her mother is distraught when Julie tells her about the pregnancy.
They don't tell the rest of the family. Her mother thinks about getting Julie
an abortion, but a devout Christian talks her out of it. Julie is sent away
to have her baby in secret. The rest of the family is told that Julie got a
job. When she comes back home, she runs into her Hindu boyfriend and tells
him everything. He agrees to marry her, but his mother objects to the mixed
marriage, not knowing about the baby born in secret.