A young woman whom Siddhartha encounters as he walks to the town. As he asks her directions, Siddhartha finds himself lusting after her. His inner voice calls out to him to stop, though not before he strokes her face, which is the first time he has touched a woman. His interest in the young woman can be seen as a sign of (or even cause of) Siddhartha's interest in love, and soon after departing from the young woman Siddhartha sees Kamala in the town.
The timeline below shows where the character Young woman appears in Siddhartha. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part Two, Chapter 5 – Kamala