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A Passage to India When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced Anglo Indian community Determined to escape the parochial English enclave and explore the real India , they seek the guidance of the charming and mercurial Dr Aziz, a cultivated Indian Muslim But a mysterious incident occurs while they are exploring the Marabar caves with Aziz, and the well respected doctor soon finds himself at the centre of a scandal that rouses violent passions among both the British and their Indian subjects A masterful portrait of a society in the grip of imperialism, A Passage to India compellingly depicts the fate of individuals caught between the great political and cultural conflicts of the modern world In his introduction, Pankaj Mishra outlines Forster s complex engagement with Indian society and culture This edition reproduces the Abinger text and notes, and also includes four of Forster s essays on India, a chronology and further reading

About the Author: E.M. Forster

Edward Morgan Forster, generally published as E.M Forster, was an novelist, essayist, and short story writer He is known best for his ironic and well plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th century British society His humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel Howards End Only connect.He had five novels published in his lifetime, achieving his greatest success with A Passage to India 1924 which takes as its subject the relationship between East and West, seen through the lens of India in the later days of the British Raj Forster s views as a secular humanist are at the heart of his work, which often depicts the pursuit of personal connections in spite of the restrictions of contemporary society He is noted for his use of symbolism as a technique in his novels, and he has been criticised for his attachment to mysticism His other works include Where Angels Fear to Tread 1905 , The Longest Journey 1907 , A Room with a View 1908 and Maurice 1971 , his posthumously published novel which tells of the coming of age of an explicitly gay male character.

10 thoughts on “A Passage to India

  1. says:

    Adventures do occur, but not punctually Life rarely gives us what we want at the moment we consider appropriate Illustrations from the Folio Edition by Ian Ribbons.Adela Quested and Mrs Moore have journeyed to India with the intention of arranging a marriage between Adela and Mrs Moore s son Ronny Heaslop He is the British magistrate of the city of Chandrapore He is imperial, muchso than when Adela knew him in EnglandIndia

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    Make no mistake This, to me, will always be Forster s magnum opus even though I am yet to even acquaint myself with the synopses of either Howards End or Maurice Maybe it is the handicap of my Indian sentimentality that I cannot remedy on whim to fine tune my capacity for objective assessment But strip away a colonial India from this layered narrative Peel away the British Raj too and the concomitant censure that its historical i

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    In a rather ironic piece of narration, E.M Forster sums up my opinion of this book perfectlyMost of life is so dull that there is nothing to be said about it, and the books and talk that would describe it as interesting are obliged to exaggerate, in the hope of justifying their own existence Indeed, this book was so terribly dull Ordinary, bland and mundane are all words that spring to mind Nothing happened other than a single piece of

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    A Passage to India seems a bolder statement on Colonialism and racism than ever The Indians are thoughtful and droll, speaking about the trouble making friends with Englishmen, who become less personable the longer they are in India The British seem to a man all about keeping the Indian down, of holding the colony by force The writing is beautiful I just finished E.L Doctorow s The March, which errs on the purplish side at times There s no su

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    In a novel with the line a perfectly adjusted organism would be silent it is no surprise that the centre of this cloud of writing is the idea of the difficulty, or the possible impossibility of communication and direct connection between people.Instead understanding has to be intuitive and incommunicable, Mrs Moore knows nothing has happened but can t convince her son, how she knows or how Professor Godbole knows about her and the wasp is unclear and

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    The past the infinite greatness of the past thrilled Walt Whitman in A Passage to India A quarter of a century later, Forster borrowed Whitman s title, but with a very different mood in mind In place of the American s wild eyed certainties, Forster gives us echoes and confusion instead of epic quests of the soul, there is only an eternal impasse of personal and cultural misunderstanding.Animals and birds are half seen, unidentified the landscape is a featur

  7. says:

    Adela Quested, a plain looking, young , affable, and naive English school teacher, travels to distant India in the early 1920 s, accompanied by the elderly , kind, Mrs Moore, maybe her future mother in law a widow twice, and see the real country,important, to decide if she will marry Mrs Moore s son, the magistrate, of the unimportant city of Chandrapore, disillusioned Ronny Heaslop he dislikes Indians now Conditions are very uneasy in India, the natives hate the

  8. says:

    I read A Passage To India for my Completist Book Club on Goodreads This is a book that I may have never even heard of if it was not for that group For those who are curious, it is a club that chooses books from must read lists to read each month Because of this club, I have been able to find some interesting, some challenging, and, sadly, even some boring books that I cannot figure out why they are must reads But, whatever the case, I am always glad to be a part of the g

  9. says:

    So easy going and then wham Quentin Tarantino could learn a lot from E M Forster He d learn that there s no need to pile on the menace in the early stages The shock, when it comes is mucheffective if the reader viewer has been led into thinking all is ordinary and relatively safe Forster is a master story teller, and a true philosopher as well.

  10. says:

    It s a Saturday evening, and you and your significant other have just arrived at an outdoor barbecue, hosted by your sweetheart s employer As you step out on to the patio, you do a quick visual sweep of the social atmosphere At first glance, it looks as though the party is dominated by your partner s coworkers, which is unfortunate, as they are all metallurgists That s right They re all metallurgists, and you re well, you re you.You ve got your fingers crossed that someone s significa

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