The story is about an impoverished man named Dayal who makes a living by pushing a handcart and wants his son, Amar Kumar, to become a lawyer so that he can get them out of the vicious cycle of poverty. The family, in order to secure their child’s education, makes many sacrifices and they prove to be fruitful when Amar Kumar goes on to do well and obtain a bachelor’s degree in Arts. He also hopes to marry Geeta, his childhood friend but an equally impoverished woman who he is in love with. His father, Dayal and the rest of the community are ecstatic about Amar Kumar becoming a lawyer but there are many challenges yet to be faced by Amar. These challenges take form as barriers faced by aspiring law practitioners and Dayal’s refusal of Amar and Geeta’s marriage.