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Ghosh
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Titania grooms her changeling in a painting by Joseph Noel Paton, 19th century.
Characters Adapted from Other Works
First Appearance: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Creator: William Shakespeare
Nationality: Faerie, born in India
Occupation: Apprentice
Appearing in:


"A Late Symmer Night's Battle"
by Laura Frankos

Fantasy pastiche
Type of Appearance: Direct

In William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream, an infant boy from India has been abducted by the Fairy Queen Titania to be raised among her kind. Her husband King Oberon insists that the boy should be raised in his custody and trained as a knight. After a humorous quarrel, which sees Titania enchanted to fall in love with a donkey-headed man, Oberon seems to have won this conflict by the end of the play. The boy himself is not named in the play, and there is no direction to depict him onstage. Most productions of the play leave him unseen.

Ghosh in "A Late Symmer Night's Battle"[]

Ghosh, a native of Bombay, was abducted by the Fairie Queen Titania to be raised in her world in Moth's care. The spirited toddler soon made his mark among the Fair Folk, with Moth often apologizing on his behalf when he made mischief, such as digging holes. During one of these digs, Ghosh revealed a deep series of caves.

Moth took Ghosh to Peasblossom's party celebrating Cobweb's leave from the Queen's Archers. That party was interrupted by news that kobolds had invaded the fairy lands. When reremice attacked both sides, the fairies retreated into those caves while fairy warrior Mustardseed brokered a truce with the kobolds. When the kobolds entered the caves they discovered substantial silver deposits, and peace followed.

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