In this fictional story, Oninao has escaped a massacre. He is known as “the one with blue eyes, white skin and red feet.” His feet are forever marked by the tears of blood shed on them by his mother, Baghu Bai, the third daughter of Amrita Devi, just before she too sacrificed herself. He carries with him all the pain of the sacrifices non-violent people have made to protect life.
And Oninao becomes the ambassador of Bishnoi culture to those from other lands.
The story continues: Oninao boards a pirate ship...
This time, Oninao discovers the Arab culture, especially that of the pirates. Dina Al Hurra represents this culture. Next, Oninao is taken in by some samurai. Three characters embody the Japanese culture of the 18th century and the very unique values of the samurai: the daimyo of Okinawa, his chief commander Shimazu Kintaro and Sakura.
After a kidnapping, Oninao, now a samurai, tries to protect the lovely Lady Jane, who embodies the English culture. He finds himself on a journey to England, where he discovers the values of the day and the slave trade. Finally, Zanam (behind a false “white” identity) represents the African culture and its beliefs.
Each of these characters expresses the dominant ideology of his or her culture.
And Oninao, who embodies the culture of the Bishnoi, clashes with them and their different cultures.
Over the course of his adventures, with the bonds that form (of both love and hate) with Daisuke, Kintaro, Sakura, Lady Jane, Zanam and Dina, Oninao encounters one culture or ideological clash after another.
There is, however, a similarity between the beliefs of the Bishnoi and the samurai, both of whom refrain from consuming the flesh of other animals. And one major question that dooms his passion for Sakura: “Will the water and fire someday become one?”