A Passage to India

Author: Edward Morgan Forster

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131707999


Page: N.A

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A Passage To India

Author: E.M. Forster,Martin Sherman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472536894

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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First major theatrical adaptation of EM Forster's classic novel for a contemporary audience Before deciding whether to marry Chandrapore's local magistrate, Adela Quested wants to discover the "real India" for herself. Newly arrived from England, she agrees to see the Marabar Caves with the charming Dr Aziz.Through this one harmless event Forster exposes the absurdity, hysteria and depth of cultural ignorance that existed in British India in the twenties. E.M. Forster's classic novel is here adapted in this highly theatrical, humorous and faithful version for the stage by the author of BENT, Martin Sherman.Published to tie in with a major new production of A PASSAGE TO INDIA produced by Shared Experience Theatre company.

E.M. Forster's A Passage to India

Author: Rama Kundu

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126908370

Category: India

Page: 280

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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.

Textlinguistische Analyse eines Textauszugs aus 'E. M. Forster: A passage to India'

Author: Daniela Keller

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638297853

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 22

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Linguistik, Note: 1,7, Universität Augsburg (Englische Sprachwissenschaft-phil.-hist. Fakultät), Veranstaltung: Proseminar Textlinguistik Anglistik, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In dieser Arbeit wird beispielhaft ein Textauszug aus ‚E. M. Forster: A passage to India’ anhand der wichtigsten textlinguistischen Kategorien interpretiert. Untersucht werden u.a. Referenzen, Determinatoren, die funktionale Satzperspektive Thema-Rhema, Typen der Aussagenverknüpfung, implizierte Propositionen, Deixis und Ellipse, Formen der Wiederholung, Prosarhythmus sowie Satzmodus und Sprechakt. Darüber hinaus werden auch Verbvalenzen und semantische Bedeutungen untersucht. Diese Arbeit hilft, das Verständnis der untersuchten Kategorien aufgrund der praktischen Anwendung zu vertiefen. Sie soll ebenso eine Hilfe bei der Vorbereitung von Klausuren und Hausarbeiten, die praktische Arbeit am Text verlangen, darstellen.

The Structure of E. M. Forster's "A Passage to India"

Author: Wolfgang B Rkle

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638763552


Page: 28

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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: Juliane Behm

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640409884


Page: 24

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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

Personal Relationships in "A Passage to India"

Author: Kathrin Langner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638352676

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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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.

Auf der Suche nach Indien


Author: Edward M. Forster,Wolfgang von Einsiedel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596183180


Page: 391

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A Passage to India

Nation and Narration

Author: Judith Scherer Herz

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: 9780805780567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 151

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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.

Passage to India

Author: Martin Sherman,Edward Morgan Forster

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780413772893

Category: Drama

Page: 99

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First major theatrical adaptation of EM Forster's classic novel for a contemporary audience Before deciding whether to marry Chandrapore's local magistrate, Adela Quested wants to discover the "real India" for herself. Newly arrived from England, she agrees to see the Marabar Caves with the charming Dr Aziz. Through this one harmless event Forster exposes the absurdity, hysteria and depth of cultural ignorance that existed in British India in the twenties. E.M. Forster's classic novel is here adapted in this highly theatrical, humorous and faithful version for the stage by the author of BENT, Martin Sherman. Published to tie in with a major new production of A PASSAGE TO INDIA produced by Shared Experience Theatre company.

A Study Guide for E.M. Forster's A Passage to India

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410336417

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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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: Sunil Kumar Sarker

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126907915

Category: India

Page: 584

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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.

Passage to India, a (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Author: Ann Wood

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738673011

Category: Study Aids

Page: 159

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REA's MAXnotes for E. M. Forster's A Passage to India MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

A Passage to India

Essays in Interpretation

Author: J. Beer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349179949

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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E.M. Forster's A Passage to India

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 9780791075746

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 232

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- Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature - The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism - Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index - Introductory essay by Harold Bloom"

E.M. Forster - A Passage to India

Author: Betty Jay

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781840460278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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A Passage to India (1924), the last of E. M. Forster's novels to be published in his lifetime, became an immediate bestseller and also met with critical acclaim for its moral and political commentary on the crossings between individuals and cultures in the India of the British Empire. Forster's record of the terrible consequences of failed connection, of the unexpected upheavals that unsettle the calm of middle-class life, and of the challenges to the ideological foundations of Empire draw their strength from the novel's blend of intense realism and complex narrative technique. In this Readers' Guide, Betty Jay considers the establishment of Forster's reputation and the various attempts of critics to decipher the complex codes that are a feature of his novel. Successive chapters focus on debates around Forster's liberal-humanism, with essays from F. R. Leavis, Lionel Trilling and Malcolm Bradbury; on the indeterminacy and ambiguity of the text, with extracts from essays by Gillian Beer, Robert Barratt, Wendy Moffat and Jo-Ann Hoeppner Moran; and on the sexual politics of Forster's work, with writings from Elaine Showalter, Frances L. Restuccia and Eve Dawkins Poll. The Guide concludes with essays from Jeffrey Meyers and Jenny Sharpe, who read A Passage to India in terms of its engagement with British imperialism.

The Passage to India

(Matthew Hervey 13)

Author: Allan Mallinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473544211

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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It is 1831, riots and rebellions are widespread . . . In England, the new government is facing protests against the attempts of the Tory-dominated House of Lords to thwart the passing of the Reform Bill. In India, relations are strained between the presidency of Madras and some of the neighbouring princely states. Having taken command of the action in Bristol to restore order after one of the bloodiest and most destructive riots in the nation's history, Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Hervey is out of favour with the new government. But then his old friend, Sir Eyre Somervile, offers him a lifeline. Somervile has persuaded the Court of Directors of the East India Company to approve an increase in the Madras military establishment. Hervey and the 6th Light Dragoons are sent to the princely state of Coorg. The Rajah is in revolt against the East India Company’s terms and Hervey’s regiment is called upon to crush the rebellion. With the stakes raised by an unexpected visitation from his past, for Hervey the question is whether he and his men will get out of this brutal war unscathed?