The Chase’s most prominent stick-fighter, who buys everything at Mr Biswas’s shop on credit (but never pays) and leads a band of extortionists. After Mr Biswas hires Seebaran to help with his accounts, Mungroo sues Mr Biswas for “damaging his credit,” and his lawyer wins him one hundred dollars in a suspicious settlement with Seebaran.
Mungroo Character Timeline in A House for Mr Biswas
The timeline below shows where the character Mungroo appears in A House for Mr Biswas. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 4: The Chase
...lawyer named Seebaran, who saved “the man before you.” Despite his wealth, a man named Mungroo managed to live entirely off credit, which Mr Biswas was embarrassed to have given him. (full context)
...“a bad site” and explained that his debtors would never pay him. Seth remembered the Mungroo case and proposed that their only option was to “insure-and-burn,” which would give Mr Biswas... (full context)
...“this insuranburning,” leading everyone to laugh. Seth proposes that Mr Biswas tell the police that Mungroo threatened to kill him, which means they would blame him for any fire. He could... (full context)