Maddening Corridors of Intrigues

Complete Character List

  • Ranjit – he loves Koena however he brings disaster on the community and country of Koena.   He is the vagabond son of police officer   whose main task in life had been pedaling of the drugs and of women. He moves from arms courier to terrorist of international disrepute through the hands of a wily religious chieftain and a retired army general. His hunger for illusive   name and fame makes him travel through the role of a kidnapper, to drug peddler, to an international sex dealer. His journey in the end perverts him to become the murder of humanity.
  • Koena: is a young innocent girl from the middle class bourgeoisie family. She falls in love with   Ranjit – the cunning villain. She faces the evil deeds of the villainous lover   stoically and comes out victorious in the end. Koena makes a very bold decision when she is torn between the dilemma of choosing her love for her country and her love for the man in her life.
  • Rajamantaran: the head of small religious sect, who challenges the might of the biggest democracy in the world. Rajamantaran believed that religion is the fountain head of all political and state power. He wanted the politicians of the state to remain subservient to him, and that he could be the kingmaker for the state’s throne. His ambitions ran too high. He wanted that the small holy place he controlled must be expanded into a large empire. “This he felt could be attained through reviving blind belief in religion of the faithful, their panic in the power of bullet, and simultaneously organizing their power of ballot to the advantage of the shrine”.
  • Mr. Kumar: Koena’s father, who had to save his younger son’s life and get his daughter married to a scoundrel against his own wishes   .
  • Mrs. Kumar: Koena’s mother who wanted to atone for  her past mistakes by getting her daughter married back into the religion she left behind on account of her own marriage.
  • Munna: the younger brother of Koena, who is the twinkle of her sister’s eyes.
  • Sundar: a short dark man with ugly pockmarked red face, and tummy protruding out, and when he gave him a warm smile, the beetle stained teeth added another horror touch to his face. He initiates Ranjit into the drug syndicate.
  • Sundar’s boss: He looked like a big businessman, his girth extending to cover half the portion of the table he was occupying. The villainy-looking guy resembled the ones they show in films with a cigar or smoking pipe hanging from the mouth.
  • Surjit: the village belle, who had been the first victim of Ranjit’s villainous charms. She had been duped by Ranjit into marriage and then   sold off to a shakhe, in Dubai .
  •   Masood Azar: the sex racket king pin and the arms supplier from Middle East.  he lured Ranjit to carry  contraband  arms  to India
  •    Grandma:  Ranjit had no intentions to kill her but she had to go when she caught him with the contraband.
  • Ranjit’s father: the petty police officer, who knew his sons illegal activities, and had always objected to it.
  • Ranjit’s mother
  • Ranjit’s cousin
  • Group of relatives at Ranjit’s house.
  • Aaham:  the erstwhile chief minister who could not reconcile to his loss at the elections.  He believed that the defeat of ballot must be avenged by the power of the bullet. He brings the entire state to disaster when he finds another opportunity after he had become the home minister in the union government.
  • Pratap: the duly elected chief minister of the democratic state, who wanted to bring peace and prosperity to his state, but had to make an exit due to plot designed by murky politics of bullets rather than ballots. He knew the design of the enemies of the state yet he always felt powerless due to politics of poll alliances.  “If my sacrifice can prevent all this I am willing to lay down my office. I shall not shirk from giving my head for this country if it can prevent what you are apprehending”.   He felt that It was a never ending abyss that was pulling every one lower and lower.
  • People in the victory procession.
  • Nirbhaya: the fearless police chief who had the courage to take them on but felt pawned in the hands of religious heads and politicians.
  • Meena; the trusted lieutenant of Nirbhaya, who lost his friend Tanwar to the bullets of terrorist. Meena eventually is able to nab the culprits but at what cost.
  • Tanwar: a colleague of Meena and another trusted deputy of Nirbhaya, who had fallen a prey to the terror raising its head within the four walls of a religious shrine the sancto sanctorum.
  • Brahma the power minister: he belonged to their political collaborator party who itself professed loyalty to another religious and social faction of the society.  His political party had driven the mass commitment amongst the voters on account of religious fervor created by it. “Politics do bring strange bedfellows together and the best part is it makes them enjoy each other”
  • Abdul ; a tribal from Pakhtunistan who had the  brutal frankness
  • Shrinee: She had come to the election office of the party on the party President’s recommendations for an election ticket. Her only contribution to the politics has been to lead a statewide strike of the schoolteachers. She had large physical assets liked by her political party chief.
  • The wife of the chief minister: she belonged to the rustic clan where women retained their natural youth and body throughout their lifetime. She was still a “reason of envy” for women her age.
  • The tea stall vendor at the state roadways bus station, “It seems our town is growing big. We see new faces here every now and then’.
  • The bus conductor
  • Dhanna the bus driver, who lost his life to save his innocent passengers.
  • Three young men in the bus : who boarded the bus for the massacre of the  passengers from the other community
  • Retired military officer
  • Old lady in the bus
  • Passengers of the bus
  • 12 years old lad who was spared death by the boys in the bus
  • Airhostess.1.
  • Cleric hired by the family from a local temple to perform the last rites of Ranjit’s grandmother.
  • The Cabinet Secretary
  • the police contingent at C.M. house
  • The villagers the ladies and women with the kids in their arms and toe at congregations
  • . The townsmen in groups at congregation.
  • Speaker at congregation
  • Woman with a small child in her arms in the congregation
  • Crisis management team: state minister of home affairs, the home secretary, the chief secretary, and the secretary administration along with the secretary law department.
  • The private secretary to the chief minister
  • Officials of the television
  • The Home Secretary
  • Dhanwan  The finance Minister
  • Brahma
  • General Durjan
  • Laborers in tractor trolley
  • Professor in class room
  • Mrs. Tanwar and her two young children
  • Tanwar’s old mother
  • Security guards at secretariat
  • Personal secretary to the police chief
  •  Pathan a tall, lean man in early thirties
  • Major Yusuf khan
  • Soldiers at mirpur check post
  • the arms  expert
  • security sentinels in the tribal dress
  • Whahab Abdulla.
  • The lame man
  • Captain Bakhtiar had a long flowing beard reaching out to his belt; he had tied on his jacket. The unkempt hair were coming out of the hurriedly tied headgear on his head ,one end of which was touching his knees on the right leg . It was difficult to believe that he was ever a part of civilized society
  • The shoe maker outside the shrine
  • The young  boy at the shoe maker’s  shop
  •  The sugarcane juice seller outside the shrine
  • City superintendent of police
  • Two terrorists at school ground
  • School principal
  • School boys
  • Passengers at railway station
  • Plainclothes policemen at railway station
  • Three boys  terrorists at railway station
  • Hassan the man in charge of training of the new recruits in the camps across the frontiers of the country