Study Guide

The Hundred-Foot Journey Characters

Hassan Haji

As far as protagonists go, Hassan's about as decent a guy as they come. And while we can totally...

Madame Gertrude Mallory

Bad news: When we meet Madame Mallory she's pretty much a tyrant with a crazy streak, a woman who...

Paul Verdun

Paul Verdun is a restaurant mogul in Paris whom Hassan befriends. And while he serves as a mentor...

Margaret Bonnier

The sweet-as-sugar sous chef of Le Saule Pleureur is Hassan's biggest love interest in the story....

Papa

Papa is the emotional heart and soul of the story. He is larger than life, which is adequately...

Mama

Mama's pretty much a combination of the nicest qualities that a kid can remember his mom having;...

Abhidha

The first thing we hear about Abhidha is that her name translates to "longing" (4.8)....

Bapaji (Grandfather)

We don't know a whole lot about Grandpa, but he plays a super important role in the story anyway....

Ammi (Grandmother)

Other than being Bapaji's right-hand-woman, Hassan says that he "cannot give her enough credit"...

Bappu

Bappu is the main servant in the family business in Mumbai and acts as Hassan's first mentor. As...

Henri Leblanc

Leblanc is Mallory's restaurant manager, her right-hand-man who basically acts like her public...

Hassan’s Siblings

Hassan is one of six children. Other than Mehtab, we don't really get to know the others that...

Jean-Pierre

Jean-Pierre is Mallory's chef de cuisine, which is a term for the head or executive chef. He's...

Le Comte de Nancy Seliere

Le Comte de Nancy is a lovable and snooty aristocrat who is basically Hassan's sugar daddy. He...

The London Relatives: (Uncle Sami, Aziza, and the rest)

Madame Picard

Madame Picard—a.k.a. Widow Picard—works in the market in Lumière and is always...

Madame Verdun

Madame Verdun is Paul's wife. She does not warm up to Hassan or anyone, and seems super...

Mehtab

Mehtab is your typical bossy sister. She's younger than Hassan and since we hear more about her...

Uday Joshi

Uncle Mayur and Auntie

Hassan's aunt and uncle are part of the Haji caravan. They live with them in Mumbai, move with...