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A Passage to India By E. M. Forster

A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

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When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs. Moore travel to Chandrapore, a town in India, they find the community there prejudiced and overpowering. They wish to free themselves of this closed-mindedness, and set out to explore the 'real India', seeking advice from Indian muslim Dr. Aziz, who is both charming and rather volatile.
Aziz takes the two women on a tour of the Marabar caves, and his close friend Cyril Fielding accompanies the threesome. However, the visit ends unexpectedly with a jaw-dropping accusation that sees racial tension bubble over with Chandrapore at the centre.

A Passage to India Summary

A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

This story focuses on the prejudices between the Indian people and the British rulers in the 1920s, with author E. M. Forster zoomed in on the concerning social, political, and spiritual divisions of the time.
A Passage to India was included in Time Magazine’s All-Time 100 Novels list, and it was selected as one of the 100 great works of 20th century English literature by the Modern Library.
You should read this book if…
  • You are interested in the British Raj and the Indian independence movement
  • If you are drawn to themes of sexism, racism, and imperialism in a fictional text
  • You want to read a compelling and powerful story that comments on the misconceptions and biased portrayals of India and its people at that time

About E. M. Forster

Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) wrote six novels - Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905), The Longest Journey (1907), A Room with a View (1908), Howards End (1910), A Passage to India (1924). Maurice , written in 1914, was published posthumously in 1971. He also published two volumes of short stories; two collections of essays; a critical work (Aspects of the Novel); The Hill of Devi; two biographies; two books about Alexandria; and the libretto for Britten's opera Billy Budd.

Pankaj Mishra was born in North India in 1969 and is the author of The Romantics: A Novel and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World.

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A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
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