Climbing the Stairs Characters

T. V. Padma
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Vidya.

Vidya is a fifteen year old girl living in Bombay. She dreams of going to college and loves learning. Vidya is a member of the Brahmin caste, but her mother and father raised her to believe that the caste system is wrong. Vidya and her family must live in her grandfather's traditional home after her father is severely beaten and becomes brain damaged. Vidya is a dreamer. She is confidant and believes in herself. Vidya has a difficult time reconciling the values she was brought up with and the values of her grandfather's home.

Kitta.

Eighteen year old Kitta is Vidya's older brother. The siblings are very close. Kitta is not sure he believes that nonviolence is the best solution to every problem. He takes care of their father while they live in his grandfather's home. After Kitta finishes school he decides to join the Indian British army...

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