Set in the turbulent days of the Indian Independence struggle against the British Raj, The Wrong Turn recreates the life in the colonial days, its limitations and prejudices and the communal strife between the Hindus and the Muslims who lived as two separate societies living side by side with each other but with little or no interaction between the two. As a young girl, Chandrakala was pampered by her father. She was admired for her charm and beauty. After her marriage she could not cope with her husband's modest means and she moved back to her father's house contrary to traditions. Chandrakala struggled against all odds with the help of her secret admirer and lover, Ajit, who stood by her in her fight for survival in a callous world as she loses her husband and sons and is left out cold and alone with little to hold on to. The world around her is moving fast and forward, but she seemed to be struck in her own predicament. Pawan Jain takes us to the past century and reminds us of the struggle against the paramount power armed with just Ahimsa and non-violence. The Wrong Turn has a lot to offer for both the Indian and Non-Indian readers, in understanding India of the past and the present. He has expounded the communal relationships without regard to the political correctness when he questions the partition of India along the religious and communal lines.