This story follows a young Kashmiri boy, Noor, his muse Firdaus, and a mercurial Begum, through love lost and realized over the course of two generations. Thirteen-year-old Noor, an impressionable boy, is lured into the world of the Begum - the wealthiest woman in town. Young Noor falls in love with the Begum's daughter, Firdaus. Suffering from a broken heart herself, the Begum finds her mark in Noor. Noor obsesses over Firdaus, someone who belongs to a world completely different from his. Seasons change and Noor leaves his hometown to move to Delhi to build his career. He strives to be accepted into the sophisticated social circles that Firdaus is a part of, while the Begum plots retribution on their young and innocent love.