Milai developed a reputation as a poet by participating in a Karal Kabigan. A married Thakurjee fell in love with him. There arose a scandal. He left his village and travelled with a romantic Jhumur troupe of dancers and musicans. The prostitute Bason who advances the hero initially rejected, eventually comes to embody the unity of the art and design as theorised in the Vaishnavite system of the belief.