It’s India in the 1980s. Kavita has just given birth to her 2nd daughter. The first one was taken away from her and discarded like trash simply for not being a boy. Now, Kavita is determined not to let this happen again. The only thing she can do is take her daughter to an orphanage in Bombay and tell her family and the community that the baby died.
It’s California in the 1980s. Somer has just found out that she will never be able to have children. So, she and her husband decide to travel to India to adopt a daughter
These two women are bound by their daughter, Asha. The Secret Daughter follows both women’s lives and are “invisibly connected until Asha’s journey of self-discovery leads her back to India”.