A Passage to India


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'His great book ... masterly in its prescience and its lucidity' ANITA DESAI A compelling portrait of a society in the grip of imperialism, A Passage to India depicts the fate of individuals caught in the great political and cultural conflicts of their age. It begins when Adela and her elderly companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, and feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced British community. Determined to explore the 'real India', they seek the guidance of the charming and mercurial Dr Aziz. But ...

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David W

Aug 31, 2014

How not to curry favour

When two totally different cultures collide there is bound to be some fall-out and Dr. Aziz got it.


Feb 24, 2011

Must read classic

An exceptional early 20th century classic. Forster points out the prejudice and racial tension of British colonial India. The reader may find early on some difficulty with some of the Indian terms.A little research will make the rest of book easier to read.
Forster's novel was influential for support of India's independence from Britain,which finally happened in 1947.Now I want to see the Academy Award winning movie.


May 25, 2009


It's good. Chapter 7 is especally so. The audiobook reading by Kate Reading is the best of the available versions.

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