Intrepid journalist Shivan Khamboj braves conflict areas and contested lands to report the truth. By his side is the faithful Romona, wife, muse and archaeologist. From their halcyon courtship in London to the winter years in Delhi and spanning Iran, Afghanistan, India, and Bosnia, their lives mirror the major global upheavals in the latter half of the 20th century.
Beyond the turmoil and ethno-national conflicts runs another theme – of the impact of events on individual destiny and the fate of nations. Shivan attempts to find a pattern and logic in the inexorable events that overtake the plans of individuals and the imponderables that alter the fabric of human character and ambitions.