Sleeping on Jupiter: A Novel Characters

Anuradha Roy
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Nomita “Nomi” Frederiksen

Nomita Frederiksen, generally referred to as Nomi, is the central character of the novel. Nomi was born in India, but her family was killed by soldiers during an unnamed military struggle within India. Afterwards, she was taken in by a religious school called an ashram, but the ashram’s spiritual leader sexually abused Nomi and the other girls. Nomi eventually escaped from the ashram and went to an orphanage where she was adopted by a Norwegian couple. Nomi went to live with the Norwegian couple in Oslo, Norway.

During the present-day narrative of the novel, Nomi returns to Jarmuli, India, to search for the ashram where she used to live. Despite growing up in India, Nomi finds that much of Indian culture is alien to her when she returns to the country.

Suraj

Suraj is an Indian citizen and an aspiring filmmaker. He assists Nomi with...

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