V. S. Naipaul's A House For Mr. Biswas

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Naipaul, is a novelist who in his early life took the challenge of a writer as his religion. Religious and social life is one of the major themes in his novel A House for Mr Biswas. From this theme Naipaul is trying to provide the readers with detailed information which illustrate the real life of the Hindu migrant community in the Caribbean as well as the post-colonial society. This essay will discuss the the cultural representation which dominates V. S. Naipaul’s work, A House for Mr. Biswas.The essay will unfold in three parts. The first part will discuss the historical conditions which motivated Naipaul’s conceptuality of himself, second part will discuss the significance in relation to Indentured labourers folloed by conclusion. V.S. Naipaul’s novel A House for Mr. Biswas, deals with the problems of isolation, frustration and negation of an individual. A House for Mr. Biswas is the story of its main character, Mr. Biswas from birth to…show more content…
House-blessing is held at the time of house foundation where the owner of the house requests a pundit to perform rituals to make the house strong and safe from evils. Shama is very much influenced by this kind of custom. Therefore, she always irritates Mr Biswas to have a house-blessing ceremony whenever they build a house, she says that if Mr Biswas will not call pundit Hari to bless the house she will not live in that house. Shama keeps on insisting Mr Biswas to have a house-blessing and a shop-blessing when they live in their separate house. Naipaul is concerned about the miserable poor condition and inability of Mr. Biswas to conduct a ceremony. Mr. Biswas says that he is not rich to do the ceremony.In this situation as a readers we also show sympathy to Mr biswas because he is poor and is not able to do all this ritual on top of that his wife is forcing him to have house blessing ceremony which is house
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