Chinta and Govind’s son, who is a few months older than Anand and named after the author. At school in Port of Spain, he and Anand compete in the exhibition class; after their exam, Vidiadhar is confident and flouts his apparent success by starting to study the subjects he will learn in college. In fact, Anand wins the scholarship, and Vidiadhar does not even pass the exam. He later turns into a “games-playing thug.”
Vidiadhar Character Timeline in A House for Mr Biswas
The timeline below shows where the character Vidiadhar appears in A House for Mr Biswas. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 4: Among the Readers and Learners
...that he was saving for last. The Biswas children despaired; Govind and Chinta’s rejoiced at Vidiadhar’s apparent success, despite his lack of private lessons. The next Monday, all the boys had... (full context)
...and Shama decided that, regardless of his examination results, Anand must go to college—for one, Vidiadhar was already studying college subjects—but worried about how to find the money. One day, as... (full context)