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Iris is visiting relatives in India from the U.S. for the first time with her fiancé, and not enjoying it. When she steps off the train for a bottle of water at Shambala Junction, little does she know that her life is about to undergo a radical change. Stuck in a backwater with no phone or money she is at the mercy of strangers. The family who take her in are poor and they are in danger of losing a daughter to be adopted by wealthy foreigners. Iris is drawn into their struggle. Along the way, she finds real friendship, learns what counts, and grows to love the country.