Monday, December 10, 2007

Lion House - Interpretation

As a child, where I read
On a street wall in Chaguanas Trinidad, students from the Saraswati Hundi Girls school have painted the Lion House to the best of their ability. The building is an historic site to the indenture Indians in Trinidad and Tobago.

Build by hand by
Pundit Capildeo in 1924, and completed two years later, Pundit Capildeo is the grandfather to the British writer, V.S. Naipaul. The author has characterized the building in his book, A house Mr.Biswas. (1962) The archways and pillars that support the upper floor may have been borrowed from seeing the work of the Annunciation by Fra Angelico.

V.S. Naipaul is considered the greatest writer towards the latter part of the Twentieth Century. His command for the English language, and nuances of it use shows a skill that reminds us that simplicity and correct usage of a word can transport the reader to the writer's place of thought.

A wall painting of the Lion House, in Chaguanas Trinidad,

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