This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Coomaraswami - He is the president of the Theosophical Society in Jummapur, India. He greets Flora upon her arrival at the train station in 1930.
Flora Crewe - She travels by herself to India in April, 1930, presumably for her health, to live and write. In India, she encounters Nirad Das, an amateur artist who paints her portrait while she writes. She learns from Das about the struggle among Indians for independence from British colonization.
Anish Das - In the mid-1980s, he visits the home of Mrs. Swan, Flora's sister, in England...
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