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A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Contributor(s): Forster, E. M. (Author)

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ISBN: 2382261889     ISBN-13: 9782382261880
Publisher: Sahara Publisher Books
OUR PRICE: $60.87  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 1924
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BISAC Categories:
- Political Science | Colonialism & Post-colonialism
- Political Science | World - Asian
- History | Asia - General
Dewey: FIC
Physical Information: 0.75" H x 6" W x 9" L (1.25 lbs) 320 pages
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A young British schoolmistress, Adela Quested, and her elderly friend, Mrs. Moore, visit the fictional city of Chandrapore, British India. Adela is to decide if she wants to marry Mrs. Moore's son, Ronny Heaslop, the city magistrate.

Meanwhile, Dr. Aziz, a young Indian Muslim physician, is dining with two of his Indian friends and conversing about whether it is possible to be a friend of an Englishman. During the meal, a summons arrives from Major Callendar, Aziz's unpleasant superior at the hospital. Aziz hastens to Callendar's bungalow as ordered but is delayed by a flat tyre and difficulty in finding a tonga and the major has already left in a huff.

Disconsolate, Aziz walks down the road toward the railway station. When he sees his favourite mosque, he enters on impulse. He sees a strange Englishwoman there and yells at her not to profane this sacred place. The woman, Mrs. Moore, has respect for native customs. This disarms Aziz, and the two chat and part as friends.

Mrs. Moore returns to the British club down the road and relates her experience at the mosque. Ronny Heaslop, her son, initially thinks she is talking a bout an Englishman and becomes indignant when he learns the facts. Adela, however, is intrigued.

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