Characters - Alphabetical
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SurendranathBannerjeeSergeant on the IPF, aka Surrender-Not
Dr.BirdPhysician who treated Sen's injuries
Mrs.BoseOwner of the brothel
MarjorieBraithwaiteAssistant to Dawson
JamesBuchanA very wealthy jute & rubber merchant, Scottish, friend of MacAuley
 ByrneRed-headed Irish textile salesman also lodging at the Belvedere
Sir EvelynCrispManaging Director of the Bengal & Burma Banking Corp.
 DanielsTaggart's assistant
ColonelDawsonCommander of Section H (secret police)
Sub-InspectorDigbyOfficer in the Imperial Police Force, reports to Wyndham
AmarnathDuttaRadical host of a revolutionists' meeting the night MacAuley was murdered
 EvansTrain driver
 FurlowMurdered shopkeeper in the East End of London
MohandasGandhiIndian politician & activist for Indian independence
AnnieGrantMacAuley's secretary
ReverendGunnCalvinist preacher, friend of MacAuley
AlexanderMacAuleyMurder victim, high-ranking aide ("fixer") to the Lt. Governor
SuperintendentMacLeanPolice officer in Serampore
HoraceMeekNew lodger at the Belvedere
HirenPalMurder victim on the train
AlbertPerkinsRailway conductor, senior guard
 PetersA lawyer in Calcutta for a case, also lodging at the Belvedere
Dr.RaoPhysician who tended to Wyndham's gunshot wound
 RemnantCaptain of a police launch
 SalmanRickshaw puller
BenoySenAgitator for Indian independence, leader of Jugantor
Sir GodfreySoamesHead of the Landowners' Association
 Stevens#2 aide to the Lt. Governor
Alfred & AlbertStratfordToughs under suspicion for Furlow's murder
Lord CharlesTaggartCommissioner of the Police Force, a major in the army in WWI Wyndham's boss
Colonel & Mrs.TebbitOwners of Royal Belvedere Guest House where Wyndham lodges
SamWyndhamDetective Inspector Captain in the Indian Police Force, newly arrived in Calcutta from England, World War I veteran, narrator
Albert Owner/maitre'd of the Glamorgan Hotel restaurant
Anjali Devi's real name
Charlie Sam's half-brother, killed in WWI in 1917
Das Fan (punkah) operator at Mrs. Bose's house
Devi Prostitute at the brothel
Eric Coal man on the train
Isobel MacAuley's wife, died of typhus
Lakshmi Prostitute at the brothel
Meena Mrs. Bose's maid
Parvati One of Mrs. Bose's girls who became pregnant & died from a botched abortion
Ratan Doorman at the brothel
Rosie Assistant at Furlow's shop
Sandesh MacAuley's manservant
Sarah School mistress, Wyndham's wife, died in the flu virus of 1918 while Sam was recovering from a war injury
Saraswati Prostitute at the brothel
Sita Prostitute at the brothel
Vikram Digby's snitch