An unpleasant, complaining woman who lives in the apartment behind Hasina in the Narayanganj neighborhood of Dhaka. Zainab is the wife of a district judge and lords her status over everyone she can. In time, though, her husband is charged with causing a deadly bike accident and they flee the building in the middle of the night.
Zainab Character Timeline in Brick Lane
The timeline below shows where the character Zainab appears in Brick Lane. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...to rub his feet. Hasina takes off his shoes and obliges him, making him happy. Zainab comes over, complaining about Mr. Chowdhury filling the building with low-lifes. Hasina writes of a... (full context)
...for Chanu’s new tutoring business. Hasina often forgets her problems when she compares them to Zainab’s. Zainab’s husband was involved in an accident and, as a result, another man lost use... (full context)