A Passage to India - Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4: Mr. Turton invites several Indian men to his Bridge Party, so named because it is meant to “bridge the gap” between the two societies. Nawab Bahadur, a man of great means, agrees to attend the party, leading many other Indians to accept their invitations as well.

Two missionaries living nearby argue that while no man shall ever be turned away by God, does this divine acceptance also encompass the animal, insects and even bacteria? They agree that not everything should be accepted as equal, even in God’s eyes.

Chapter 5: Most of the Indians at the party are dressed in traditional English garb; they don’t mingle well and the differences in culture become more obvious and apparent. The party is awkward and uncomfortable for everyone. Fielding arranges a smaller tea party and invites Adela and Mrs. Moore to meet Dr. Aziz. Mrs. Moore politely offers...

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