Character Sketch of Faredoon

Bapsi Sidwa is a writer of the novel “Crow Eaters”. She belongs to the Parsi (Zoroastrian) religion and born in Pakistan. She has written this novel “Crow Eaters” on Parsi religion and culture.

Faredoon is the main character and protagonist of the novel “Crow Eaters”, his complete name is Faredoon Junglewala. He was called Junglewala due to his previous village from where he came. He was migerated from anonymous jungle of India to Lahore. His nick name is Freddy; it is from the name Faredoon.

He is a hard worker and clever man. When he came from anonymous jungle of India to Lahore, he was penny less and he started his business in Lahore, due to his hard work, polite language and cleverness. He got money from insurance company by deceiving them and after getting money he never looked back, at the end of the novel he was a very prosperous man in Parsi community.

Jerbano is the major problem in his life. Jerbano who is his mother-in-law is disturbing him in each and every matter. Her disturbance become low only when when she was afraid on the event in which Faredoon want to get the lock of her hairs but she wake up and give splash on the Faredoon’s face. She also disturbed the Tanya and the wife of Poe Allen which is also problem for Faredoon.

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Short Answers of Crow Eaters by Bapsi Sidwa

What is the symbolic meaning of Crow Eaters?

Crow Eaters in Hindi and Urdu language means to be talkative. Parsi people are talkative so, Crow Eaters here symbolizes the Parsi’s culture.

Why Faredoon hated his mother-in-law?

Faredoon hated his mother-in-law whose name was Jerbano because she interrupted each and every work of Faredoon in home.

What was the name of Anglo-Indian girl or beloved of Yazdi?

The name of the Anglo-Indian girl and beloved of Yazdi was Rose Watson, who was a part times prostitute.

Whom the Parsi people worshiped?

Parsi people worshiped the fire and Ahura Mazda is their highest priest. They follow the prophet Zorothastra and read the holy book Vindidad.

How many communities are presented in the “Crow Eaters”?

Parsi community, Muslim community, Hindu community and English community are presented in the “Crow Eaters”.

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