“You ask a very difficult question. But I think if I had to choose a book that really left an impression on me, it would be V.S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas. Set in Naipaul’s native Trinidad, the book is at once hilarious, melancholic and tragic. Written and published at the threshold of decolonization, Naipaul’s brilliant prose brings to life the aspirations and anxieties of Mohun Biswas, who wants nothing more than a house of his own.”
Set in Trinidad. Recommended by Dr. Sunil Purushotham.
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