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A Passage to India portrays the inner life of the Indian society during the period of
colonization. It also describes the internal and external conflicts between the Indian
society and the British one. Critically examine the relationship between the Indians and
British. How do the British treat the natives? Why can’t Indians and British be friends?
Support your arguments with textual evidence from the novel A Passage to India.
The background of E.M. Foster's novel is Chandrapo in the early days of the Indian
independence movement. This is fictional in which the writer explained Journey to India,
which tells the story of a young British girl, Adela, who visited India for the very first on the
entire trip. In the nearby Malabar cave, a young British woman accused Dr Aziz, who was a
famous and civilized Muslim, of trying to sexually harass her. The controversial hearing after
Adela's impeachment exposed erotic and ethnic tensions of the British rulers.
The British government convicted Muslim Dr Aziz before the trial began. The magistrate
commented at the beginning of the trial. The writer suggested but did not state clearly, that Dr
Aziz had never harassed a young British woman. Power abused by the UK. or more precisely
British colonialism, rather than the attempted rape, the true-crime of the tale. Foster
unceremoniously condemned the colonialism of Britain, which the author believed harmed
not just people of India but ladies of Britain as well, although Adela caused Dr Aziz great
pain, the writer described her as a sufferer of authority.
In addition, Foster's keen eyes trapped the political forces in action. “A Journey to India”
published in 1924 predicted the outbreak of the nationwide organization (colonized India
liberated itself from Britain as colonists) and the final collapse of Britain and India. “India
should be a country!” Dr Aziz exclaimed excitedly. “Is India a country? How deified!” Mr
Fielding answered.
As the novel end both Dr Aziz, one Muslim and the British one Mr Fielding accepted their
dissimilarity and reconciled, both Indian people and people of Britain will never become
close friends. “Why can't we be friends now?” Mr Fielding asked Dr Aziz. “This is what I
want. This is what you want,” Dr Aziz replied. But my friends “separated” because “the earth
does not want it” and because "the sky says no, however, focusing only on the political
significance of the narrative without mentioning its artistic accomplishments will do great
harm to the writer's genius. He told the story as an outsider and described an India that was
exotic, incomprehensible, and strange to him, an India that he longed to know, but humbly
admitted that he would never be able to dominate. Foster recognized his shortcomings as an
outsider. Perhaps because of this, he did not try to present a complete and coherent picture of
India but set out to capture special details: festivals, monsoon sun, men's love for poetry.
Simple, but evocative passages like this add magical colour to this extraordinary story with
their unique colour style and become the reason for the enduring of the novel.

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A Passage to India portrays the inner life of the Indian society during the period of colonization. It also describes the internal and external conflicts between the Indian society and the British one. Critically examine the relationship between the Indians and British. How do the British treat the natives? Why can’t Indians and British be friends? Support your arguments with textual evidence from the novel A Passage to India. The background of E.M. Foster's novel is Chandrapo in the early days of the Indian independence movement. This is fictional in which the writer explained Journey to I ...
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