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E.M. Forster

A Passage to India

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A Passage To India (Penguin Classics) is a book about prejudice between British people and Indians in 1920s. The story is set in pre-Independence India, when it was ruled by the British, and it questions whether a friendship between a British person and an Indian would have been possible in those prejudiced times.

The book begins with two Englishwomen, the old Mrs Moore and Miss Adela Quested deciding to tour India. Mrs Moor befriends a charismatic Indian doctor named Aziz. A few days later, Aziz offers to take the ladies on a trip to the Marabar Caves. Mrs Moore feels claustrophobic once they are there so she decides to stay behind, and Aziz and Adela continue exploring the caves. In the darkness of the caves, Adela goes missing and Aziz finds her broken spectacles. He searches for her worriedly, only to find her talking to another Englishwoman outside. The two of them leave before he can go up to them, so he returns to the railway station with Mrs Moore.

However, Aziz is soon taken into custody for sexually assaulting Adela in the caves. The case causes the racial tension and prejudices between the Indian and the white community to bubble up and boil over. The British people are convinces of Aziz’s guilt because their prejudice directs them to believe that all Indian men cannot contain their lust for British women.

11 reviews for A Passage to India

  1. Siddhartha Lodh (Verified Purchase)

    Surprisingly Good quality of pages for second hand book. Language is easily understandable.

  2. Fahad Sayed (Verified Purchase)

    Beautifully written and thoroughly enjoyable. Gives a glimpse of early 20th century India and its complex dealings with the Raj. Not so much a British colonial document but a human story nonetheless.

  3. Dipak Patel (Verified Purchase)

    Forster is so honest in his description of Colonial India, its people and the English attitudes towards them both. Great read!

  4. Sreekanth velkuru (Verified Purchase)

    I like that it’s a British print. The font size is just right….. cos I’m getting on in years and reading fine print is a real effort now…… There are also notes which are extremely helpful. For me, a gr8 buy…..

  5. Ashwin Kumar (Verified Purchase)

    Will discuss only about the quality of book i received… The cover is good…the paper quality is good….and the binding is good. Overall a nice purchase.

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