Sheela, an English activist of Indian origin, learns that her father has suddenly died in the jungle – devoured by a tiger!
Despite her dislike for her father and his Indian culture, Sheela and her aspiring writer husband Simon, go to India to sell the property she inherited. For Simon the money is a chance to ‘live their dream-life’.
When they arrive, they encounter Bindu, a white hippie, who declares himself to be her father’s “spiritual son”, and who claims rather violently his right to the property.
These three people trapped by their own basest natures come unhinged in the Indian jungle, with darkly comic results… and where civilization never seemed so far.