In India 1944, Nimita Khosla yearns to attend university to pursue engineering, but her parents want her to marry. As she accepts her fate, religious upheaval splits the country and displaces her family.

In 2014, her granddaughter, molecular biologist Nimita Sachdev, emigrates to avoid an arranged marriage. Arriving in Singapore, she faces rising anger against immigrants and uncertainty about her new home.

Two women walk divergent paths but face the same quandaries: who are we, and what is home?