The main characters are Iqbal Masih (D'adano 13), Fatima (D'adano 1), Eshan Khan (D'adano 82), and Hussian Khan (D'adano 1).
Iqbal takes place in Lahore, Pakistan. The main locations are Hussian Khan's warehouse and the Bonded Labor Liberation Front Headquarters.
One of the conflicts is between Hussian Khan and his workers. Hussian Khan is not graceful and makes his childworkers work from sunrise to sundown. Hussian Khan makes then work even harder when Iqbal rips the expensive carpet (D'adano 34).
One of the themes in Iqbal is that you should not give up and keep working for your goals. Iqbal does not give up on his goal to free all children from slavery (D'adamo 55). He almost reaches his goal when he is assasinated (D'adamo 118).
The biggest social issue is how the Bonded Labor Liberation Front is not liked by the people. People start throwing things at Iqbal when he speaks to the public (D'adamo 98).
Lahore, the city Iqbal escapes to, is a symbol. Lahore symbolizes hope that the children can make it out of their slavery and live a good life (D'adamo 67).