Sands of Time premiered on Zee World on Monday night (7 November) at 22h00, replacing Krishi which ended on Friday (4th).
The series airs daily and puts the spotlight on a highly underexposed theme: the impact of gang rape. The series centres round Jia, a woman who faces a struggle to get acceptance from her family and community after she is gang raped.
This is the official synopsis, followed by the teasers for the first month:
Jia’s story is one of sheer determination and bravery as she offers herself up to her rapists saving her unmarried sister in law Arushi from them.
Saving Arushi may have been a noble act on Jia’s part and while her family appreciate her sacrifice, they are still unable to completely accept her back into the family. Jia is a quiet, accommodating daughter-in-law, intent on upholding her family’s honour.
Sands of Time traces Jia’s difficult but courageous battle against the stigma – to emerge strong and stand tall in the face of a damning society.
Episode 1Meet Jia. A loving wife, caring daughter in law and a fun loving aunt. The entire family loves Jia. She is her father in law’s favorite and the family trust her decisions and rely on her to take care of their needs.
Tuesday 8 November 2016
Jia, an ideal daughter in law, is loved by her family. Her husband, a journalist, often receives threats for his work. Her sister in law, Aarushi is about to marry a man she doesn’t love. Torn between the two, what will Jia do?
Wednesday 9 November 2016
Jia is missing. The police search for clues to find Jia. Rukmani stresses about people’s questions about Jia at the henna ceremony. The family decide to keep her kidnapping a secret and carry on with the event.
Thursday 10 November 2016
Harsh’s family is excited about the henna ceremony while the Pandey’s worry about the news of Jia’s kidnapping spreading. A frightened Jia is found and the family are shocked to see her condition.
Friday 11 November 2016
Jia puts on a brave face for Aarushi and Harsh’s wedding, which happens without trouble. Devyani sees Rakesh in Aarushi’s room. Shinde claims to have caught one of the kidnappers.
Monday 14 November 2016
Shekhar insists on taking Jia to the police station to identfy the suspect but Jia fears her secret will be revealed. Shinde has a personal agenda against Shekhar. Jia is threatened outside the police station.
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Shinde makes every effort to delay the identification process to trouble Shekhar and Jia. The kidnappers threaten a scared Jia. Savitri continues to look for ways to lower Jia’s status in the house.
Wednesday 16 November 2016
Despite the family’s warnings, Shekhar takes Jia to court. He receives an envelope there which shocks him. Jia worries about Shekhar’s reaction.
Thursday 17 November 2016
Savitri tries to get information out of Jia but ends up stressing her. Shinde phones Aarushi’s in laws house and comes to Jia’s house to see her. Shekhar has still not returned home.
Friday 18 November 2016
Shekhar and Jia finally face each other after the truth is revealed. Shinde finds out the truth about Jia’s ordeal and decides to use it to his advantage.
Monday 21 November 2016
Shekhar shows Jia his support while the family think the newspaper report is a rumor. Rukmani tells Shekhar and Jia that they’ll be responsible if the rumors influence Aarushi’s marriage. Shekhar feels the criminals should be punished.
Tuesday 22 November 2016
Shalini questions Aarushi about Jia. Under Savitri’s influence, Rukmani gives Jia the cold shoulder. Shekhar tells the family about Jia’s sacrifice. Gyanchand feels grateful while Rukmani blames Jia for putting their reputation at risk.
Wednesday 23 November 2016
Aarushi argues with Jia and blames her for separating her from Rakesh. Aarushi meets Rakesh at a coffee shop and Shekhar sees her there. Savitri provokes rukmani to shout at jia for being happy and entering the kitchen.
Thursday 24 November 2016
A journalist visits Jia at home. Gyanchand asks Shekhar’s boss to remove him from the case. Savitri convinces Rukmani to host a purification prayer for Jia. Priya is furious after finding out about the rituals.
Friday 25 November 2016
The views of the family start getting to Jia. Savitri continues to plot trouble in the house and this time Vaishali is in the firing line. Shekhar has to leave town for work and Jia feels he is avoiding her.
Monday 28 November 2016
Shekhar has a diffuicult tme interviewing Nethra, a film actress. Savitri is upset to see Rukmani and Jia talking. Anusuya asks to take Jia home for a few days.
Tuesday 29 November 2016
Shekhar interviews Nethra and ends up spending time with her over lunch and dinner. Aarushi visits Rakesh. Savitri puts doubt in Jia’s mind about Shekhar interviewing an actress. Jia is upset with Shekhar for not making time for her.
Wednesday 30 November 2016
Rukmani visits Ananya and Gyanchand finds out. Shekhar leaves for Mumbai after hearing about Jia’s pregnancy. Nethra tries to get hold of Shekhar. Savitri can’t stand to see the attentipon Jia is getting.