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.
Mirza Saeed Akhtar - A zamindar, or land owner, he is the descendant of an ancient family who desperately attempts to convince his beloved wife to turn back from her pilgrimage with Ayesha.
Mishal Qureishi Akhtar - Mirza Saeed's wife, she is terminally ill with cancer and convinced that Ayesha is a holy prophet.
Ayesha - The name of four characters--an empress, a would-be prophet , Mahound's young and beautiful wife, and the prostitute who takes the name in order to attract customers.
Baal - The greatest satirist of Jahilia, he hides...
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