A blind landowner in Kashmir and Naseem’s father. Ghani tricks Aadam Aziz into falling in love with his daughter by setting him up. He repeatedly summons Aadam, a doctor, to his home under the pretenses of his daughter’s feigned illnesses, forcing Aadam to examine Naseem through a perforated sheet, or purdah. The sheet becomes something “sacred and magical,” and Aadam ultimately falls in love Naseem, just as Ghani has planned.
Mr. Ghani Character Timeline in Midnight’s Children
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Ghani appears in Midnight’s Children. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1: The Perforated Sheet
Book 1: Mercurochrome
...He begins with Aadam and his mother, who resents her son’s visits to examine Naseem. Mr. Ghani has taken to summoning Aadam weekly to assess his daughter’s myriad of minor complaints—such as... (full context)
...the perforated sheet, despite his mother’s protests. Aadam’s mother is convinced that Naseem’s illnesses are Mr. Ghani ’s attempts to marry his daughter to a doctor, but Aadam is helpless. Naseem soon... (full context)