Monday, May 11, 2009

#14 A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

How do you say, “Can’t we all just get along?” in Hindi?
Tenuous race relations between the British and the Indians erupt when the colonizers and the colonized mix. Miss Quested, a British woman, complains of not seeing the “real India”, so Aziz , a well-to-do Indian doctor, offers to take her and her future mother-in-law on an outing to the Marabar caves. The trip ends in disaster when Miss Quested becomes disoriented in a cave and claims Aziz tried to rape her. Then all bets are off. It’s Brit against Black as both sides unabashedly reveal their true feelings.
हम सभी को प्यार कर सकते हैं? Apparently not.

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