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A Passage to India Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 4 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 4 Summary

Nawab Bahadur, a generous and wealthy leader in the Muslim community, discusses the invitation to the Bridge Party with Mahmoud Ali and others. They are cynical and resentful of the empty attempt to pretend an interest and concern in the Indian community, but Nawab disputes their attitude, saying he welcomes and appreciates the gesture. He will have business elsewhere that day but will drive the twenty-five miles to shake the collector's hand, and this will have considerable weight with others in the community.

Part 1: Chapter 4 Analysis

At this point, Nawab seems to be the only neutral party in this Indian/British conflict in Chandrapore. However, we see in the closing chapters that he abandons any effort to play a medial, mediating role when their behaviors go too far.

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