A House for Mr Biswas Setting & Symbolism

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Hanuman House

Hanuman House is the Tulsi residence in Arwacas. It looks like a fortress and houses the Tulsi store on ground floor.

Pagotes

Pagotes is where Tara and Ajodha live. Mr. Biswas lives in their back trace as a child and continues to visit them when he is grown.

The back trace

The back trace is the area where Tara and Ajodha house dependent relatives. Mr. Biswas and Bipti shared the quarters with other people after Bipti sold their hut to her neighbor.

Aryans

Aryans are Protestant Hindu ministers who came to Trinidad from India to preach that caste is unimportant, that Hinduism should accept converts, that idol worship should be abolished, and that women should be educated.

The Chase

The Chase is the village where Mr. Biswas and Shama set up shop after they left Hanuman House. It is just a mud hut settlement in the...

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