Jasmine Characters

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Arvind-prar

Jasmine's brother co-inherits the responsibility of caring for his large family upon his father's death. He quits technical college in Jullundhar, sells the family farm, and opens a scooter repair shop. His political activism brings Jasmine in contact with her future first husband, as well as her husband's killer. He is given no character traits which distinguish him from his brother.

Astrologer

Under a banyan tree, he tells the young Jasmine's fate of widowhood and exile.

Sant Bhindranwale

Leader of all fanatics.

Dida

Jasmine's maternal grandmother aggressively supports traditional Indian values. Dida opposes Jasmine's efforts to extend her formal education. When Jasmine is 13, Dida unsuccessfully tries to arrange a marriage with a Ludhiana widower. In reference to Jasmine's bleak prospects, she says, "You're going to wear out your sandals getting rid of this one."

Stuart Eschelman

Stuart, an economist, has an affair with Wylie Hayes. Eventually, it breaks...

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