A House for Mr Biswas

by

V. S. Naipaul

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The colonial term for Sri Lanka, used by the Tulsis to refer to their backyard.
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Ceylon Term Timeline in A House for Mr Biswas

The timeline below shows where the term Ceylon appears in A House for Mr Biswas. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 3: The Tulsis
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...own hands—out of clay brick that he made in the backyard, which the family calls Ceylon—and then died suddenly right before the family was about to travel to India, leaving the... (full context)