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E M Forster S A Passage To India

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A Passage To India, E.M. Forster S Masterpiece, Which Has Remained Consistently Popular And Widely Studied In India For Eight Decades, Has Also Emerged As The Most Controversial Of All His Works, To Have Received Both Enthusiastic Applause And Corrosive Criticism Across Geographical And Cultural Frontiers Since Its First Publication Till Date For Varied Reasons. The Available Corpus Of Criticism On The Novel, Quite Voluminous And Often Contrapuntal, Can Reasonably Baffle And Intrigue The Young Students. While Keeping In View The Need Of The General Students Of Our Universities The Present Study Aims At A Lucid Analysis And In-Depth Study Of The Book With Reference To Its Various Facets. The Author Who Has Been Teaching The Book To University Students For Nearly Three Decades Has Penetrated The Text With Sensitive Insight And Scholarly Command From The Varied Angles Of The Genesis, Historical Setting, Title, Themes, Structure, Characters, Narrative Technique Including Symbol, Rhythm, Language, Interterxtual Echoes, And Imperial And Postcolonial Discourses, In Addition To Providing An Introduction , A Story-Outline , And A Detailed Critical Summary Of The Entire Text, Along With A Select Bibliography And Sample Questions. The Study Will Be Immensely Useful To Students, Scholars And Teachers In The Area.

A Passage To India

Author : E. M. Forster
ISBN : 9780795311550
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E. M. Forster's 1924 masterpiece, A Passage to India, is a novel that tackles the thorny notions of preconceptions and misconceptions through characters' desire to overcome the barrier that divides East and West in colonial India. Here we see the limits of liberal tolerance, good intentions, and good will as we try to sort through the common problems that exist between two very different cultures. But Forster's India is a country where the English and Indians stare at each other across a cultural divide and a history of imbalanced power relations, mutual suspicion, and ill will. A fresh reader must wonder whether connection is possible at all. A Passage to India begins simply enough: with people genuinely desiring to connect and to overcome the stereotypes and biases that have divided the two cultures. Mrs. Moore accompanies her future daughter-in-law, Adela Quested, to India where both are to meet Mrs. Moore's son Ronny, the City Magistrate. From the outset, Adela makes it clear that she wishes to see the "real India" and Mrs. Moore soon befriends and Indian doctor named Aziz. Cyril Fielding, an Englishman and the principal of a local government college, soon becomes acquainted with everyone and it is his tenuous friendship with the Indian Dr. Aziz that really constitutes the backbone of this novel. While it is true that the primary characters take great pains to accept and embrace difference, their misunderstanding, fear and ignorance made that connection far more difficult than they expected. Getting to know the "real" India proves to be a daunting and challenging task. The bulk of this perhaps falls to Dr. Aziz, who soon learns that the indignities of life under British rule and the insults--unintentional and intentional--of his English acquaintances make him suspect that although genuine friendship may be desired, the two cultures are not yet ready.

A Passage To India

Author : Edward Morgan Forster
ISBN : 9781329977488
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A Passage to India (1924) is a novel by English author E. M. Forster set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. It was selected as one of the 100 great works of 20th century English literature by the Modern Library and won the 1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Time magazine included the novel in its "All Time 100 Novels" list. The novel is based on Forster's experiences in India, borrowing the title from Walt Whitman's 1870 poem in Leaves of Grass.

E M Forster S A Passage To India

Author : Reena Mitra
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The Structure Of E M Forster S A Passage To India

Author : Wolfgang B Rkle
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Double spaced, abstract: E.M. Forster published his novel A Passage to India in 1924, after he visited India beforehand in 1912 and in 1921. The novel deals in large parts with the political occupation of India by the British army and the concluding relations between the English and the native population. It is also about the friendship between the two main characters, Cyril Fielding and Dr. Aziz, with all its obstacles. A Passage to India wants to describe the differences between the Eastern and Western culture and how they might find together. This seminar paper discusses the relevant parts of the structure of this novel, which help Forster to create the gap between the cultures and the struggle of them getting together. These structural means are the use of a tripartite structure, specific locations and motifs in the novel.

E M Forster S A Passage To India

Author : Sunil Kumar Sarker
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E.M. Forster'S Celebrated Novel A Passage To India Is Prescribed In The Syllabus Of Almost All The Universities In India, At Both The Undergraduate And Postgraduate Levels. It Is Really A Complex And Difficult Novel, And Books That Can Well Help The Students, In Particular, In Their Having A Grip On It Are Far Too Few, If Not Non-Existent. With A View To Fill This Gap And Cater To The Academic Needs Of Readers, The Present Book Has Been Written. Briefly Outlining The Life And Works Of E.M Forster, It Makes An In-Depth Study Of His Novel A Passage To India. The Key Elements Of The Novel Like Plot, Characterization, Fantasy, Prophecy, Pattern, Rhythm, Symbols, Imagery, Mystery, Poetry, Music, Tone, Etc., Have Been Analytically Discussed. In Addition, A Character-Sketch Of Prominent Characters Has Been Skillfully Presented. Further, Memorable Quotations Included In The Appendix Will Not Only Acquaint Readers With The Original Text But Will Also Infuse Them With Enthusiasm For All The Works Of Forster. Readers Of The Present Book Are Provided With Bibliography And Index Which Will Definitely Prove Useful Study-Aids To Them In Pursuing The Studies Further. For Students, Researchers As Well As Teachers Of English Literature, The Book Is Indispensable.

Personal Relationships In A Passage To India

Author : Kathrin Langner
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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, University of Würzburg, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: E.M. Forster’s novel A Passage to India was published in 1924 and based on two personal visits of Forster’s to India in 1912 and a few years later after World War I in 1921. During his visits to India, Forster travelled a great deal and met many Indians, among them Syed Ross Masood, who was to become an intimate friend and also the basis for the character of the young Indian doctor Aziz in his novel. The friendship between them is portrayed by Forster in the friendship between Aziz and Mr Fielding, the English schoolmaster. In this way, Forster was able to experience both sides, maintaining a cross-cultural relationship and deriving from this completely new knowledge and feelings, but also the negative side with all the hardships of cultural and political misunderstandings. Forster gives a very vivid description of exactly these difficulties in his novel, and shows, without sparing the British in any one point, the state of British Rule in India at the time of his second visit. He attempts to criticise the unj ust superior behaviour of the British. Due to this narrative technique, the reader is immediately apt to sympathize with the ruled race, badly and impolitely treated by the English officials (such as Callendar, Turton, Heaslop). In his novel, the author attempts to answer a question even he had had to pose himself: Is it possible for an Englishman and an Indian to be friends? This question appears in the book on one of the first pages during a discussion of Aziz’s Indian friends, but the answer is left open for the time being. As already mentioned, the overall theme of the novel is that of relationships, friendship, and “the yearning for communication and connection” 1 which needs must lead to a “catastrophic failure” 2 of those attempted relationships due to a political and cultural world without an overall understanding for such mixed relationships or individuality. The novel is divided up into three main parts: Mosque, Temple and Caves. This structure has given much room for different interpretations, one of such which is the structure of thesis, antithesis and synthesis.

A Study Guide For E M Forster S A Passage To India

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for E.M. Forster's "A Passage to India," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

E M Forster S A Passage To India

Author : Juliane Behm
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0 (A), Cummins Memorial Theological Seminary (USA: East Tennessee State University, Johnson City - College of English), course: E.M. Forster, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: This paper examines Forster's depiction of the friendship between Dr. Aziz and Dr. Fielding in "A Passage to India" and the influence of British colonialism on personal relationships in general., abstract: 1Introduction E.M. Forster's last novel A Passage to India has been widely appreciated as his most brilliant, most successful, and most valuable work of art. It has received a high reputation as one of the greatest, but also "most puzzling," (Allen, 934) modern masterpieces ever written. After its publication in 1924 "it was accorded instant recognition, as a fine novel and as a perceptive and sympathetic treatment of the problem of 'Anglo-India'" (White, 641). In the novel Forster examines racial tensions between the British colonizers and the Indian people at the time of the British Raj and also the philosophical question about the nature of human relationships in general. Despite its great acclaim, it has also been highly criticized and its release gave rise to a political controversy about British imperialism because it was perceived as a clear offensive against the British imperialists. Some literary critics doubt the novel's credibility since it allegedly depicts British officials behaving too cruelly and the relations between British and Indians as unrealistic (Macaulay, 188). Although most criticism focused on its political assumptions, and Forster himself intended to express his scepticism about British imperialism in India and its destroying impact on human personal relationships, it was not predominantly intended to be a political novel. However, "as a political novel it has had a notable success" (Rutherford, 2). Forster's central purpose i

A Passage To India

Author : Judith Scherer Herz
ISBN : 0805780564
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The greatness of E.M. Forster's fifth and last novel, A Passage to India, rests in part on its agility. It is at once political tract, personal memoir, philosophical meditation, comedy of manners, mystery, even ghost story. It accommodates the workings of reason and the supernatural, the sensibilities of West and East, the experiences of conqueror and subject. It is a colonial as well as a postcolonial text, a participant in both the realist and modernist traditions. In her ample, well-furnished response to Forster's masterpiece, Judith Scherer Herz combines a political and historical reading with one focusing on narrative technique. This unusual approach allows for a rich accounting of the multitude of forces at work in the novel, enabling her to determine as precisely as possible the events, beliefs, values, and cultural assumptions that inform it. The reasons for the British presence in India, the extent of their power over the Indians, the many and complex reactions of the Indians to that power, the role and reliability of Forster's narrator as arbiter and truthteller, the extent to which that narrator gives voice to Forster's personal experience of India - all are brought to light in Herz's analysis. This assessment of the book's more tangible elements is complemented by Herz's recognition of its intangible elements, its ghosts, those presences that exist within its imaginative world but not necessarily on the page. The novel's "ghost story," Herz writes, "occurs in the spaces of the primary text; in dreams, memories, old photographs, and flashes of intuition that do not quite resolve." While some critics have dealt with the supernatural in Forster's work, Herz is the first to use the idea of the ghost story to come to grips with the essential elusiveness and secrecy of A Passage to India. Herz's willingness to explore the least chartered, least expressible territory of the novel, coupled with her informed criticism of the primary text, sets her work apart from other Forster studies to date.

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