A House for Mr. Biswas Part I, Chapter 3 Summary

V. S. Naipaul

Part I, Chapter 3 Summary

After he gains some experience designing and painting signs, Mr. Biswas takes a job at Hanuman House in the town of Arwacas. Hanuman House is home to both the Tulsi store and the Tulsi family, one of the most prominent families in the region.

The patriarch of the family, Pundit Tulsi, was killed in a car accident some years before, but not before he amassed quite a bit of money. There was, in fact, some speculation about the origin of his fortune as he was not a laborer and still maintained relations with his family in India, which made him different from almost everyone else in the Indian community of Trinidad.

His daughter, Mrs. Tulsi, and her brother-in-law Seth are now the primary managers of the Tulsi...

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