E. M. Forster's "Passage to India" Book Review by cee-cee

E. M. Forster's "Passage to India"
Discusses the colonial strife in India as presented in E. M. Forster's novel "Passage to India".
# 108358 | 1,580 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Oct 05, 2008 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that situations of racial and ethnic strife occurred long before the British colonization of India; however, the British presence created a worsened landscape. The paper relates that this stark realization of racism is played out in E. M. Forster's novel "Passage to India", especially within the symbolism of the Marabar Caves, which is the orient to the usurpers. The author points out that the trial of protagonist Aziz is an example of how such mystery feeds the minds of a fearful population, both native and white.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dolin, Kieran. "Freedom, Uncertainty, and Diversity: A Passage to India as a Critique of Imperialist Law." Texas Studies in Literature and Language 36.3 (1994): 328-352.
  • Forster E. M. A Passage to India. San Diego: Harcourt, Brace, and World, 1984.
  • Gardner, Philip, ed. E.M. Forster: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge, 1997.
  • Paxton, Nancy L. Writing under the Raj: Gender, Race, and Rape in the British Colonial Imagination, 1830-1947. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1999.
  • Un-Disciplining Literature: Literature, Law, and Culture. Ed. Kostas Myrsiades and Linda Myrsiades. New York: Peter Lang, 1999.

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E. M. Forster's "Passage to India" (2008, October 05) Retrieved February 02, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/e-m-forster-passage-to-india-108358/

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