A passage to India

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Harcourt, Brace and company, 1924 - Fiction - 322 pages
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In this hard-hitting novel, first published in 1924, the murky personal relationship between an Englishwoman and an Indian doctor mirrors the troubled politics of colonialism. Adela Quested and her fellow British travelers, eager to experience the "real" India, develop a friendship with the urbane Dr. Aziz. While on a group outing, Adela and Dr. Aziz visit the Marabar caves together. As they emerge, Adela accuses the doctor of assaulting her. While Adela never actually claims she was raped, the decisions she makes ostracize her from both her countrymen and the natives, setting off a complex chain of events that forever changes the lives of all involved. This intense and moving story asks the listener serious questions about preconceptions regarding race, sex, religion, and truth. A political and philosophical masterpiece.

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User Review  - Ben Eldridge - Goodreads

This is remarkably close to a piece of political propaganda, but with an ambivalent agenda. The characters can more truthfully be described as caricatures, and neither the dominant English nor the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

Perhaps too much hype and too high expectations resulted in disappointment for me after finally reading this supposed classic novel on the British Raj. Or it could be that watching the film first ... Read full review

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