A Passage to India - Chapters 18-21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18: Fielding discusses Dr. Aziz’s case with Mr. McBride, the District Superintendent. Fielding tells McBride that Dr. Aziz is innocent and would not have kept the field glasses with him if he were guilty. Mr. McBride says that Dr. Aziz has a friend who owns a brothel and has pictures of women in his home; these things prove he is immoral, and therefore guilty. McBride suspects all Indians are criminals at heart. Fielding asks to see Adela but is told she is in a delicate state and cannot receive visitors.

Chapter 19: Hamidullah tells Fielding that he wants to hire a notoriously anti-British lawyer for Dr. Aziz, but Fielding thinks it too extreme. Fielding then talks with Professor Godbole and learns that the professor is moving to central India to start a school. Godbole does not concern himself with the trial or with Dr. Aziz’s guilt...

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