Funny Boy

One of Arjie’s cousins, a girl who plays with the boys’ group (much as he plays with the girls). She and Arjie’s brother Diggy struggle for power among the boys, and they both try to pawn Arjie off onto the other cricket team when Amma forces him to play with the boys.
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Meena Character Timeline in Funny Boy

The timeline below shows where the character Meena appears in Funny Boy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
1. Pigs Can’t Fly
Masculinity and Queerness Theme Icon
...“territoriality and leadership.” “The boys” get the area in front of the house—this group includes Meena, a girl cousin who leads one faction of the boys, and Varuna, nicknamed “Diggy” for... (full context)
Masculinity and Queerness Theme Icon
Justice, Power, and Moral Awakening Theme Icon
...After they arrive and ritualistically greet their grandparents, Diggy drags Arjie to the cricket game. Meena and the boys are confused by Arjie’s presence and refuse to take him—the “girlie-boy”—on their... (full context)
Masculinity and Queerness Theme Icon
Justice, Power, and Moral Awakening Theme Icon
...on batting when his name gets drawn first (instead of letting Muruges take his spot). Meena, the opposing team’s captain, enthusiastically supports Arjie; Muruges quits his team in frustration and Diggy... (full context)