A fictional town, located in a lush valley among the hills of Trinidad’s Northern Range, where the Tulsis move after leaving Hanuman House and Mr Biswas builds and burns down his second house.
Shorthills Term Timeline in A House for Mr Biswas
The timeline below shows where the term Shorthills appears in A House for Mr Biswas. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 3: The Shorthills Adventure
...of the talk about horses and sheep, and his children were apprehensive about moving to Shorthills. Shama was incredibly morose about the whole conflict, defining their Christmas with her insistence on... (full context)
...Spain and raising the rent on the house Mr Biswas and Shama were living in. Shorthills’s people were of mixed race, “a closed, distinctive community” that spoke a mixture of English... (full context)
...many people dreamt of Padma that night that they decided her spirit must have visited Shorthills. More stories of Padma sightings followed, with the Tulsis finding various messages in her appearances,... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 4: Among the Readers and Learners
Realizing that they could rely less and less on the Tulsis, the widows at Shorthills started sending their children to live with Basdai. The overpopulated house and quarreling children quickly... (full context)
...he started another letter, this time addressed to her, remembering her clearing the brush in Shorthills and welcoming him home in his childhood. He felt that “he was whole again” and... (full context)