Becoming Cora is the powerful story of three strong, successful women and the men who shaped their lives. It is set in two continents and spans three generations. Cora, in her thirties, has a successful television show in the United States. She is returning to India to confront her past. The journey she is about to take will change her life forever. Maya, now in her fifties, has broken the bonds of dependency and risen to be a successful businesswoman running for political office in a small town in India. Along the way, she lost her only daughter. Jodi, barely twenty, is a budding movie star of Indian cinema. She has to weigh the choice between fame and family when she is dealt a crushing blow that turns her world upside down.
All three women are connected by the memory of Sara, a child whose suffering ended only when her very existence was wiped out forever. In part one, 'Introspections,' Sara's story is told in flashbacks by those who knew her. In part two, 'Intersections,' the current lives of these women come together with unexpected consequences. Becoming Cora is the story of the triumph of spirit and the goodness that overrides the evil perpetrated by a few.