Hasina’s landlord in Dhaka who gets her a job as a sewing woman at the garment factory. He has strong opinions about what he sees as workers’ essential laziness and the corruption he encounters on a regular basis as a businessman and real estate developer. He often tells Hasina that she is like a daughter to him and therefore charges her discounted rent, but when he learns that she has been fired from the factory for a rumored sexual relationship with a young man there, he rapes her.
Mr. Chowdhury Character Timeline in Brick Lane
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Chowdhury appears in Brick Lane. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...a wedding, and Hasina is grateful. They make more noise and fight more than anyone. Mr. Chowdhury comes to collect the rent. Hasina finds out that he’s charging her much less than... (full context)
...landlord. They have heard that Hasina is paying discounted rent. Hasina swears to Shahnaz that Mr. Chowdhury is like a father to her. She is confident that Shahnaz will set everything right... (full context)
...herself. She hopes her sister can forgive her. Then she tells her exactly what happened. Mr. Chowdhury came banging on her door, screaming about her being a whore, about her sleeping with... (full context)
...that she has been hiding all these years, including the rape at the hands of Mr. Chowdhury and the years of prostitution, although she speaks indirectly about the latter. Chanu understands all.... (full context)