An Indian girl of high birth. She is Muslim and falls in love with Hannibal Hawkins and becomes a friend to Bessie Hope. In many ways, a female double of Jeffur Ahib. Like him, she is represented as lighter-complexioned and more pious, humane, and eloquent than the Hindu majority population. As a heroine, she saves her hero, Hannibal, and also plays an active role in the salvation of the party of refugees. Her name might be a corruption of Zuleika (Persian for 'beauty').