The midwife to Gouripur, she claims to be 120 years old at the time of Nazneen’s birth. Upon seeing infant Nazneen in the arms of Rupban, she declares the baby dead. Then, when Nazneen begins to kick and scream, she tells Rupban that God has called her daughter back to the earth, but she doesn’t give such news happily. Nearly starving, she had eyed Nazneen’s limp body with something very like hunger.
Banesa Quotes in Brick Lane
The Brick Lane quotes below are all either spoken by Banesa or refer to Banesa. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scribner edition of Brick Lane published in 2003.).
Chapter 1 Quotes
Banesa Character Timeline in Brick Lane
The timeline below shows where the character Banesa appears in Brick Lane. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.