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A Passage to India Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 9 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 9 Summary

Aziz has a slight fever and is taking it as an opportunity to stay at home in what is described as a hovel. He feels the need for female companionship and decides to try to visit Calcutta to satisfy this need in a brothel. He ruminates that if Major Callendar had been an Indian, he would have understood this need and would have granted two or three days' leave to Calcutta without asking questions.

Aziz is visited in his bed by all his friends, including Dr. Lal, on behalf of the Major. He checks his temperature and declares that he has a slight fever. Then Fielding comes and Aziz is embarrassed by the poor conditions he lives in. There is a discussion about Providence, and Fielding shocks them by telling them that he doesn't believe in God.

They ask whether in England most people are...

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