This book is about a forest guard, named Priya. She is a single mother. She realises that if she takes up the job of a forest guard and protects animals, she could earn enough money to pay her daughter’s school fees.
The story is about a giant hump-backed Mahseer fish, named Matisha. Matisha takes us along on a river journey from its birthplace, downstream, then back upstream to lay its eggs and downstream again, describing everything it sees along the way.