Liberation from tradition
Tradition is good. But it can change the course of lives.
Set in the time of Gandhi, the parallel story of Leela who is widowed at age 12, underscores that tradition needs to be challenged for life to continue -- not in misery but with hope for a better future.
"Keeping corner" shows the Indian tradition that when a husband dies, the wife must be confined in the house for year. For a lifetime, she must live as an outcast as a "raand" or widow. Life cannot go on for a widow.