A Passage To India

Author: E.M. Forster,Martin Sherman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472536908

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.
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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.
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E.M. Forster's A Passage to India

Author: Martin Sherman

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822222767

Category: Drama

Page: 70

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THE STORY: A powerful dramatization of E.M. Forster's classic. Recently arrived from England, Adela Quested longs to see the real India for herself before deciding to marry Chandrapore's local magistrate. She agrees to go to the Marabar caves wit
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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.
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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.
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A Passage to India

Author: Edward Morgan Forster,Pankaj Mishra

Publisher: Penguin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780141441160

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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What really happened to Miss Quested in the Marabar Caves? This tantalising question provides the intense drama of racial tension at the centre of Foster's last and greatest novel.
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A Passage to India

Essays in Interpretation

Author: John B. Beer

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports

ISBN: 9780389206026

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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The contributors to this book interpret, from different points of view, what is believed by most to be Forster's finest work, resulting in a remarkably clear discussion of a complex book. Different aspects of the work-the social and political elements, the work as symbolic statement, intricacies of the language-are covered.
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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"
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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?
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