Introduction: Fireflies in the Mist by Quratul Ain Hyder a novel : Character List includes small description of major/main characters and minor characters like Rehan U Din, Depali, Rosie, Jehan Ara, Uma Roy, Yasmin and Qammar U Zaman, Dr. Banoey Sarkar, Reverend Mathew Banerjee etc.
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Fireflies in the Mist : Main Characters
Rehan U Din Ahmed
He was the hero of the novel and a young leader of the terrorist and revolutionary movement of Bengal. He was a son of Molvi Burhan U Din and the nephew of Nawab Qamar U Zaman.
She was a leader of the terrorist and revolutionary movement of Bengal. She loves Rehan U Din Ahmed and the popular Hindu singer. And she was a friend and class fellow of Jehan Ara and Rosie Banerjee.
Rosie Banerjee/ Radheka Sanial
She was also the leader of the terrorist and revolutionary movements. She was a daughter of Matthew Banerjee and the friend of Depali Sarkar and Jahan Ara.
Jehan Ara Choudary
She was a friend of Depali Sarkar and Rosie Banerjee. She was the daughter of Nawab Qamar U Zaman and the lover of Rehan U Din Ahmed.
Yasmin Majeed/ Yasmin Belmont
She was the daughter of Molvi Abdul Majeed. And she was a student of Rosie Banerjee and a neighbor of Jehan Ara. She becomes a dancer and married Jereld Belmont.
Kumari Uma Roy
She completed an MA from Dhaka University then she teaches in a girls’ school for some time. And the same time, she joined the communist movement in the province. Then she obtained a degree from the London School of Economics in England. She was a friend of Rehan U Din in London and then in India.
Fireflies in the Mist : Minor Characters
She was the wife of Rehan U Din and the daughter of Zardoz a poor craftsman.
He was the father of Zohra Bibi and a poor craftsman who was killed in an accident by Malendro’s car.
Furqan U Din Ahmed
He was the son of Rehan U Din Ahmed and was thirteen years old. A sympathetic poet of a hungry generation.
Molvi Burhan U Din Ahmed
He was the father of Rehan U Din Ahmed a Farmer and a religious person.
She was the mother of Rehan U Din Ahmed and cousin of Nawab Qamar U Zaman.
She was the sister of Rehan U Din Ahmed.
Nasira Najm U Saher Qadri
She was the daughter of Rabia. And she was a twenty-year-old sensitive girl with an intelligent face. She was an enthusiastic student leader and a lover of Akmal Murshad Zada.
She was a sister of Dr. Banoey Chandar Sarkar. She was a widow of an advocate. And now lives with her brother.
Denash Kumar/ Denash Chandar Sarkar
He was the younger brother of Dr. Banoey Sarkar and uncle of Depali Sarkar. He was hanged.
Dr. Banoey Chandar Sarkar
He was a doctor and the father of Depali Sarkar. He was a class fellow of Nawab Qamar U Zaman and reverend Matthew Banerjee.
He was the eldest son of Dr. Banoey Chandar Sarkar and brother of Depali Sarkar.
He was the middle son of Dr. Banoey Chandar Sarkar and the brother of Depali Sarkar.
He was the youngest son of Dr. Bnoey Chandar Sarkar and the brother of Depali Sarkar.
He was the barrister in Trinidad. He divorced his first Spanish wife. And now husband of Depali Sarkar.
Abbas U Din Ahmed
He was a singer and music teacher of Depali Sarkar.
She was the East Indian servant of Depali Sarkar at Port of Span.
She was the wife of Sharafat Ali a compounder of Banoey Sarkar.
He was a Kochwan of Depali Sarkar.
He was the Son of Rosie Banerjee.
Nayara and Ayla
They were children of Rosie Banerjee.
Reverend Pal Mathew Banerjee
He was the father of Rosie Banerjee and an in charge of the local church of Mission compound. He had changed his religion from Hindu to Christian.
Aesther Banerjee /Giri Bala Chitoo Padyae
She was the mother of Rosie Banerjee and she also changes her religion from Hindu to Christian.
He was an old and reliable watchman of the mission compound.
He was the servant at Lily Cottage.
Reverend Henry Biswas
He was a local priest in Ludhiana.
She was the wife of Henry Biswas.
He was a Son of Henry Biswas and a lover of Rosie Banerjee.
She was the Daughter of Henry Biswas and the younger sister of Luther Biswas.
Mr. Rabi Kumar Sanial
He was an assistant of Mr. Seen Gupta.
She was a doctor. She was the wife of the elder brother of Besant Kumar.
Besant Kumar Sanial
He was an advocate and generalist in Kolkata. He was a cousin of Rabi Kumar Sanial and he converted Rosie to Hindu and marries her.
Nawab Qammar U Zaman
He was a handsome fifty-year-old with big eyes, a confident and elegant aristocrat. He was the owner of Arjumand Manzal and the father of Jehan Ara.
Mrs. Qamar U Zaman
She was the Bengali-speaking daughter of the landlord and the mother of Jehan Ara.
Nawab Nur U Zaman Choudary
He was a landlord and father of Nawab Qammar U Zaman. In 1906 AD at the time of the establishment of the Muslim League in Dhaka, he was among its first members and patrons.
Nur U Nisa Begum
She was the wife of Nawab Nur U Zaman Choudary. Sometimes her articles on social reforms were published in the women’s magazines “Asmat” and “Tehzib e Niswan”.
Nawab Fakhar U Zaman
He was a younger brother of Nawab Nur U Zaman and the father of Maliha Bibi.
Nawabzada Nayyar U Zaman
He was the son of Qamar U Zaman and the younger brother of Jehan Ara.
Munawar u Zaman
He was a son of Nayyer u Zaman.
Nawab Ajmal Hussain Murshadzada
He was a landlord and husband of Jahan Ara.
Anjum Ara Choudary
She was the younger sister of Jahan Ara Choudary.
Akhar Ara Choudary
She was the youngest sister of Jahan Ara Choudary.
Pilot Officer Akmal Murshad Zada
He was a Pilot Officer in the Pakistan Air Force and a son of Jehan Ara Choudary.
She was the servant of Nawab Qamar U Zaman at Arjumand Manzal.
He was a servant at Arjumand Manzal.
He was a servant at arjumand manzal.
She was a friend of Mrs. Qamar u Zaman from Sugan Baghicha.
She was the daughter of Shamsa Khala.
He was the District Magistrate at the beginning of the novel.
Mrs. Kantvel / Freda Kantvel
She was the mother of Charles Barlow.
He was the waiter at the District Magistrate’s house.
She was the maidservant in District Magistrate’s house.
He was a son of Kantvel and a District magistrate.
She was the beautiful wife of Charles Barlow.
He was the elder son of Charles Barlow.
Sawami Aatum Anund Shankar Premi
He was the son of Tomas Barlow and the grandson of Charles Barlow.
Miss Aelis Barlow
She was a missionary and an elder sister of Charles Barlow.
Depali Sarkar disguised as a servant to collect information for Rehan U Din Ahmed.
Great Aunt Mebal
She served her life for the female missionary society of the Church of England and she died of cholera. She was the aunt of Charles Barlow.
He was a handsome, Popular English fashion designer and husband of Yasmin Majeed.
Maqbool Ahmed Khan
He was the husband of Yasmin Majeed.
Molvi Abdul Majeed Khan
He was the father of Yasmin Majeed.
Mrs. Abdul Majeed
She was the mother of Yasmin Majeed.
Sheharzad Cristina Belmont
She was a nude model. She was the daughter of Yasmin Belmont and Jerald Belmont.
She was the grandmother of Sherzad Cristina Belmont. She was the caretaker of Sherzad Cristina Belmont.
Barrister Paritosh Kumar Roy
He was the father of Uma Roy. He was a religiously conservative Hindu.
Mrs. Archana Roy
She was the mother of Uma Roy.
He was a brother of Uma Roy and a capitalist.
He was the brother-in-law of Barrister Paritosh and the uncle of Uma Roy. He was DIG in the Police.
He was a servant of Uma Roy at Woodlanders.
She was the wife of Molvi Abu ul Hashim. She was the host of Rehan U Din at Sundar Ban.
Molvi Abu ul Hashim
He was a host of Rehan U Din Ahmed and Depali Sarkar in Sundar Ban. His two sons were also comrades of Rehan Ahmed.
He was an HMV recording Director of the gramophone Company.
He was a science teacher of Shonoo.
She was a lecturer of civic of Depali Sarkar. She was a good-hearted and noble lady.
Aabani Gango Padye, Molina Ghoshal, Romula
They were Depali’s class fellows.
Sarendarda, Abdul Haq, Jhotar Moey Dita, Jevati, Mehmood and Unal
They were comrades of Rehan U Din, Depali Sarkar and Rosie.
He was a rickshaw driver.