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.
Mahmoud Ali - This character is a Muslim and a lawyer who declares that it is not possible for Indians to be friends with the English. This character is generally cynical and often makes sharp comments about other characters.
Mr. Amritrao - This character is a famous Hindu barrister (trial-lawyer) from Calcutta who is reputed to be one of the finest Indian lawyers in the country. This character is "notoriously anti-British."
Dr. Aziz - The central Indian character in the novel, this character is a Muslim and a widower who works at the...
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