Exploring issues of colonialism, faith and the limits of comprehension, E.M. Forster`s A Passage to Indiais published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.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 masterly portrait of a society in the grip of imperialism, A Passage to Indiacompellingly depicts the fate of individuals caught between the great political and cultural conflicts of the modern world.
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