In 1935, a Village Child of Mayapore managed to escape captivity from the Thuggee operated diamond mine beneath Pankot Palace and made his way home with a Sanskrit manuscript. The child passed out in the arms of Indiana Jones, only to be scooped up by his mother.

Behind the scenes

The Village Child, simply credited as "Village Child", was played by Dharshana Panangala in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Although the Village Child didn't appear in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, he is visible in one the teaser trailers for the film as some footage of his return to Mayapore scene from Temple of Doom was included.


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