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A Passage To India

A Passage to India entails various social criticisms and political matters that are among the human race. The setting of the story takes place in India where the British have colonized the city of Chandrapore. The British had no respect for the native culture and race that inhabit this region even thought they were the original inhabitants.Miss Quested and Mrs. Moore begin their passage to India in order to attend the marriage of Miss Quested. Miss Quested plans on being united in marriage with Mrs. Moores son Ronny Heaslop. Excitement abounds the two women on their new adventure.Their first night in India, Ronny Heaslop takes Mrs. Moore and Miss Quested to the Club. This club is a private club for the British intellect only. Much like our modern day golf clubs that are members only. Mrs. Moore leaves the club and meets Dr. Aziz at the mosque. They immediately become friends. It is almost like they had met in another life or realm. They felt at ease with one another and had many things in common. While their commonalties may bring them together, their race and background only tear them apart. Dr. Aziz explains to Mrs. Moore that the British should not be seen with the Indians. Dr. Aziz is an Indian and Mrs. Moore is British. This was as well true during the 1960s Civil Rights movement between the black and white races.Although Mrs. Moore is confused greatly with the fact that the British cannot accept the natives in their own country, she and Miss Quested want to experience India first hand. The real India. It was obvious that Mrs. Moore and Miss Quested were quite unbiased toward the Indians and their country but intrigued by the differences of the cultures and races. Thus began their passage into India.Not to far along, a party is planned for Mrs. Moore and Miss Quested. A few native Indians are invited. The party turns out to be a flop. The British and the natives separate themselves from each other and nobody c...

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