Tan Dan about fights in the feudal age and the liberation of the feudal serfs in the 1950s. Narrations from his native village. Detha cattlebreeders had clashes with feudal lords, who did not accept any rivalry to their supremacy. Untouchable Hindus worked as humiliated serfs. Among them Harji. Brutally beaten, as his hair was too long. Eventually the suppressed farmers became landowners.
The book is about caste competition in feudal Rajasthan in the mid-20th century. About groups segregated by highcaste Hindus in the Marvar desert region. Castes heavily burdened by ageold customs prescribed by the feudal elite. The behaviour towards ritual untouchables. Attempts to rise in the society by leaving work disdained by others. As narrated by Tan Dan, a villager of the area.