He is the protagonist and narrator of the novel.
At birth, he had been conjoined by the head with his brother, a medical complication that nearly claimed his life.
Sister Mary Praise
She is the mother of Shiva and Marion.
Dr. Thomas Stone
He is the skilled surgeon who meets Sister Mary Praise on a ship bound for Africa, and impregnates her at Missing Hospital seven years later.
Dr. Kelpana Hemlatha / Hema
She is the highly skilled obstetric surgeon who works at Missing Hospital.
He is the general surgeon at Missing Hospital, although he comes to this role accidentally after Dr. Stone disappears.
She is Mary Praise's best friend from the convent in India.
She is Ghosh's maid.
He first arrives at Missing when he is being hunted by the Emperor for allegedly attempting to arrange a...
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