Subtitel: A marvelous prose epic that matches the best nineteenthe century novels for richness of comic insight and final, tragic power. Born the ‘wrong way’ and thrust into a world that greeted him with little more than a bad omen, Mr.Mohan Biswas has spent his forty-six years of life striving for independence. But his determined efforts have met only with calamity. Shutled from one residence to another after the drowning of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr.Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. When he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, he takes on myriad vocations in an arduos struggle to weaken their hold over him and purchase a house of his own.