A House for Mr Biswas - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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The Tulsis have suddenly decided to move to Shorthills and live in a grand estate with a cricket field and a swimming pool. Seth and his family have left, and the land is being neglected and crops are being burned. Shama wants to join her family in the move, but Mr. Biswas and the children want to stay in Port of Spain. Shama sulks and her relatives come to stay with them occasionally, putting more pressure on Mr. Biswas.

When Mrs. Tulsi raises the rent, Shama shows him how the expenses are getting out of control, reasoning that they will be able to save money by moving to Shorthills and eventually be able to buy their own house. Mrs. Tulsi, energized again, persuades him to visit the estate, which he finds to be just as nice as it was described, except for a few things that...

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