A Passage to India - Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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A Passage to India has been a bestseller since its release in 1924. The author is an award-winning writer who died in 1970.

Chapter 1: The novel begins by describing Chandrapore, India, an unremarkable city situated on a portion on the Ganges River that is not considered holy. There is nothing special or spectacular about the city except for the Marabar Caves that are about twenty miles outside of the city.

Chapter 2: Dr. Aziz meets his uncle, Hamidullah, and Mahmoud Ali for dinner. The three discuss whether it is possible to be friends with the British. Hamidullah went to school at Cambridge and claims that it is only possible if you live in England. During dinner, Dr. Aziz is called to the home of the Civil Surgeon, Major Callendar, on an urgent matter. He rushes to get there but discovers that Callendar has already left for “the club” where the...

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