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Nariman Vakeel

Nariman is a retired professor of English and the father of Roxana Chenoy. He is Jal and Coomy Contractor's stepfather. Nariman is a Parsi, a fact that plays an important role in the story. As the story begins, Nariman is living with his two stepchildren, Jal and Coomy Contractor, in a seven-room flat in a good building named Chateau Felicity. After he falls and breaks his leg, he is taken to stay at the two-room flat of his daughter Roxana Chenoy in a much less elegant building known as Pleasant Villa. As a younger man, Nariman was very much in love with a pretty Goan woman named Lucy. His family forced him to break up with Lucy because she was not a Parsi. They talked him into marrying Yasmin Contractor, a widow with two children, Jal and Coomy. Nariman was a good father to his stepchildren, although...

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