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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“A Passage to India” is most of all a story of a fragile friendship which carefully treads the cultural differences. It's a story of tiny misunderstandings and silly errors and their dramatic ... Read full review

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'A Passage to India' is EM Forster's magnum opus, the novel which combined his febrile artistic vision and fascination with India. Some of Forster's depictions of India are wonderful and he is able to ... Read full review

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