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A Passage to India Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 1 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 1 Summary

This story is set in Chandrapore, India, on the banks of the Ganges River. The city itself is run-down and poverty-stricken. Even though it is in decay with houses sometimes even falling down, it persists. However, as one moves inland, it improves. On the first rise, there is a hospital and an oval parade-ground. A more prosperous housing area is near the railway station. On the second rise, it improves dramatically. Here is where the civil service employees of the occupying British government live. There are offices, a club, and beautiful gardens.

Part 1: Chapter 1 Analysis

Chandrapore is the setting for this story. The poverty of the lower tier of the city is emblematic of the lives of most of the native Indians. The second tier indicates that there are areas of the city that are not so impoverished; but only the upper tier, the one...

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