Asra is Saroo’s closest friend in the Nava Jeevan orphanage in Calcutta. They’re about the same age, and Asra is adopted by a couple in Victoria at the same time the Brierleys adopt Saroo. They keep in touch into adulthood through their parents’ involvement with ASIAC, though Saroo is very careful of what he shares with Asa about his search for his birth family—Asra’s Indian parents are dead, and she has no birth family to find.
Asra Character Timeline in A Long Way Home
The timeline below shows where the character Asra appears in A Long Way Home. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
5. A New Life
12. Reaching Out