A friend of Hasina’s, she lies for a long time in the hospital, a victim of an acid attack at the hands of her husband and her husband’s sister. Monju was married at thirteen and became a mother shortly thereafter. Her husband wanted to sell their son, but Monju wouldn’t let him and so he poured acid on the baby. She works all her life to support her son, disabled by the attack. Eventually, Lovely agrees to pay for the boy’s next surgery, and Monju dies relieved.
Monju Character Timeline in Brick Lane
The timeline below shows where the character Monju appears in Brick Lane. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.