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A Passage to India

by E. M. Forster

E. M. Forster visited India on two separate occasions, in 1912 and 1922, beo fore the full onset of Indian nationalism that eventually led to the country's independence from England in 1947. In a novel widely regarded as his masterpiece, the author looks at the conflict between East and West, examining how politics and spirituality affected men and women in India. Forster's A Passage to India does not deal with the beginning of the expulsion of the English from India until the novel's close. Nonetheless the novel in its entirety offers many insights into the British-Indian clash.

Events in History at the Time of the Novel

History of the British in India. While the novel opens at a point of high tension between the British and their Indian subjects, such social and political strife was not always so apparent. India's resentment...

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