Satwant's village in the Punjab was being attacked by Pathans (from modern-day Afghanistan). Nevertheless, when she found an injured Pathan, she took him home, where she and her parents tended him. The ungrateful man kidnapped her and took her to Afghanistan. He sold her as a slave. Satwant continued to act with compassion and understanding, even to those who enslaved her. She soon befriended her new mistress. But even as she served faithfully, Satwant was determined to win her freedom and to make her way back home. The story is a retelling of Bhai Vir Singh's Punjabi novel, Satwant Kaur.