By Raja Rao
Rama is a tender pupil who meets Madeleine at a college in France. there's an fast connection among them and so they quickly become aware of that they can be made for every different as they proportion an analogous temperament and personality. even though, there are occasions after they are divided end result of the large gulf that separates them. while Rama must go back to India, he can't aid yet become aware of the numerous contrasts among India and Europe. he's additionally conscious of the clash among them inside of himself. while he returns to France, Madeleine and Rama have to face the issues they're having of their marriage. either one of them wish to look after their identities. Will one in all them need to sacrifice their culture with a view to make their courting paintings?
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