The 11-year-old protagonist who lives in the hills of Garhwal with her family.
Binya's older brother, always wearing a leopard claw on a string, and he follows Binya.
A tea seller trusted by everyone but becomes jealous of Binya's umbrella, eventually stealing it. Villagers isolate him.
Ram Bharosa's employee who steals the umbrella for him.
A woman who visits Binya's village and gives her the Blue Umbrella.
The schoolmaster's wife, jealous of Binya's umbrella.
Binya's blue-grey cow, whom she is very fond of.
Binya's white cow, fair like milk.
A local priest who desires an umbrella but complains about its availability.
Binya's headstrong and sensible mother.
The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond