A House for Mr Biswas Characters

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Mohun Biswas

Mohun Biswas was born as a bad-luck child and grows up facing difficult situations with behaviors ranging from rage to farce. His life is a series of accidents, coincidences, and poor choices.

Shama

Shama is the girl that Mr. Biswas is manipulated into marrying. She is a dutiful wife, but her strong attachments to her family and her bad cooking generate a great deal of conflict between her and Mr. Biswas.

Bipti

Bipti is the mother of Mr. Biswas. Widowed when Mr. Biswas is very young, she does not seem to have the capacity to deal with her family obligations. She eventually regains her vitality, but many years pass before she and Mr. Biswas truly come to know each other.

Raghu

Raghu is Mr. Biswas’s father. He takes the ominous warnings of Mr. Biswas’s bad luck to heart and becomes afraid for his wealth, hoarding...

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