ok let us start with family tree 1st. Maasa is a rich lady. She has two sons. Eldest is Basanth who is married to Jamuna. They were childless for a long time. (no successfull pregnancy that is..aborted a couple of times), 2nd son is Bhairav whose is wife is Sumitra who has two kids. Eldest is sugna who is married to Pratap but she still stays in her parents house as her mom does not want to send her away. Son is Jagdish (called jagya). Sumitra comes from a poor family so listens to maasa's taunts now and then but Bhairav is very supportive.
In another village another set of parents (don't remember their names) and their only daughter is Anandi who is quite young and they are middle class. Anandi gets married to Jagya (some subplots involved here with a teacher who was against this child marriage but could not do anything so not going to details here).
When Anandi gets married maasa thinks she is lucky as Jamna gets preganant again and they also win a land litigation and get bumper crops. Anandi's mom is worried that she has not yet gone to her inlaws and is worried of keeping her safe and hence forces everyone to get her to her inlaws place.
Here Jamna proceeds with her pregnancy against doctor's advice (rather forced to by basanth and maasi in quest of a heir) and dies. Anandi comes to her in laws and shares a lovely relationship with her MIL and FIL. With Jagya its more of a playful nature and maasa tries to keep her under her thumb.
Sugna meets pratap secretly and hopes to go to her in laws place soon.
They get Basanth married to another poor young girl Gehna who is just 16 and they pay off her family debts as well. Gehna is caught in a loveless marriage and forced subjugation by her husband. Though Sumitra is sorry about her state of affairs and Bhairav tries to intervene but Basanth snubs him and asks him to mind his own business.
At present Anandi has gone to her parents place for a short visit.
ok now to facts, I don't really watch this regularly but this is the gist and hope this helps. I have omitted all the sub plots in the story till now and tried to keep it as short as possible and just mentioned the main points.