A Passage to India ( Unabridged Classics): The originals


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Life never gives us what we want at the moment that we consider appropriate. British author e.M. Forster novel, a passage to India (1924) is based on the authors impressions of India. He started writing the novel soon after his first visit to the country. The story, set in the 1920s, plays out against the backdrop of the Indian Independence movement. The title of the novel is inspired by American icon Walt Whitman 1870 poem, a passage to India. The novel revolves around four main Characters— Dr. Aziz, his British friend Mr. Cyril Fielding, Mrs. Moore, and Miss adela quest during a day trip to marabar caves, adela mistakenly believes Dr. Aziz is trying to assault her. Dr. Aziz’s ordeal after being falsely accused, the run-up to his trial, and its consequences highlight the underlying tensions between Indians and the British rulers of India of the time. Though foster managed to shine a light on race relations and power imbalances in India during the British Raj, he did not directly condemn colonialism and imperialism in a passage to India.

About E.M. Forster

Edward Morgan ForstEr (1879–1970), British novelist, essayist, short story writer and critic, was born at Marylebone, London. His architect father died when Forster was very young and he was brought up by his mother. Forster’s celebrated works include the novels A Room with a View (1908), Howards End (1910), A Passage to India (1924), and Maurice (1971) as well as a large corpus of criticism. Forster broke new ground by departing from the elaborate, flowery style of his predecessors and adopted a freer, more colloquial style in his books. His novels were seeped in social commentary, which was based on his in-depth observations of middle-class lives. He also had a deep-rooted interest in Mediterranean “paganism,” which called for humans to maintain their connection with the natural world and live a life attuned to the earth’s rhythms.

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Published by : Om Books International

ISBN: 9789353766344

Pages: 272

Language: English

Book Binding: Paperback

Weight0.2 kg
Dimensions20 × 3 × 14 cm


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