A House for Mr Biswas

A House for Mr Biswas

Hindu prayer rituals.
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Puja Term Timeline in A House for Mr Biswas

The timeline below shows where the term Puja appears in A House for Mr Biswas. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 2: Before the Tulsis
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...The next morning, Mr Biswas remembered what he had done and began collecting flowers for puja, but Jairam did not come, so he went to bring his teacher some milk. (full context)
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...on the oleander tree, polluting its flowers so they could no longer be used for puja. Jairam told Mr Biswas he could never be a true pundit—Mr Biswas destroyed his father,... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 3: The Tulsis
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...as a trained pundit, found no greater pleasure than reading upstairs after work and performing puja. The only place Mr Biswas could talk with him was the dinner table, but he... (full context)
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...on the staircase as Owad, “the younger god,” brought a camphor cube from his morning puja to Mrs Tulsi, who—to everyone’s surprise—ordered him to take it to Mr Biswas next. Mr... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 3: The Shorthills Adventure
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...Hari’s role as the household pundit, and a number of the men ended up sharing puja duty. News of Padma’s death in Arwacas came a couple weeks later, and this frightened... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 4: Among the Readers and Learners
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On the Saturday morning of the exhibition exam, Anand crammed while Vidiadhar did puja; the family gave each boy various accessories and pens, good-luck charms and fresh formal clothes.... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 5: The Void
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...favorite remedies. Old friends visited from Arwacas and pundits—a different one every time—came to perform pujas until she tired of Hinduism and switched to Catholic rituals. (full context)