The Mystic Masseur Setting

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Trinidad

Trinidad is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. It was first inhabited by natives of South America. The island was explored by Christopher Columbus in 1498, after which Spain began to colonize the island. Trinidad has been alternately colonized by Spain, England, France, and Holland, and as such, it now has a culture comprised of very diverse influences. V.S. Naipaul is from Trinidad but is of Indian (South Asian) heritage. The Mystic Masseur takes place in Trinidad, and its characters are also of Indian (South Asian) heritage.

Fuente Grove

Fuente Grove is a small, remote town in Trinidad. It is fictional and does not exist outside the novel. After Ganesh and Leela marry, they move to Fuente Grove, as part of the marriage dowry was a residence in Fuente Grove previously owned by Ramlogan. Much of the novel takes place in Fuente Grove. Ganesh initially works as...

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