Wednesday, May 28, 2008

46. "A Passage to India" - E.M. Forster


Set in 1920s India (a British colony), this novel demonstrates all of the racial and political tensions before the Indian Independence Movement (yes, I did have to look up the official name).

Adela, a British teacher, accuses Dr. Aziz, a Muslim Indian, of rape. The rest of the story revolves around the resulting trial and all of its prejudices.

From the start, it is an intriguing balance between these snobby British with a superiority complex and the important Indians who are hurt by these snubs.

A quick read and well worth it.

4.0 out of 5.0 East India Cocktails, Dry.

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