A House for Mr Biswas


V. S. Naipaul

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Knee-length cloth pants traditionally worn by Indian men.
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Dhoti Term Timeline in A House for Mr Biswas

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...“held a religious ceremony and needed Brahmins to feed.” He went over in a clean dhoti and his sister served him food, but upon leaving “he became once more only a... (full context)