Overview: Forster explores race relations in India via a casual acquaintance of two English tourists.
What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:
Chris: “The British occupation of India was fraught and this novel explores some of those tensions. A sprawling novel that takes its time, you will get lost in another world. Universally acknowledged as one of the great novels in English.”
Ethan: “I first become interested in reading E.M. Forster’s novel because its title is taken from one of my favorite Walt Whitman poems. Much like the poem, A Passage to India delivers an engaging and thought provoking read.”
Madisyn: “This book captures your imagination on how life in India may have been under British rule. Forester makes many insightful points that highlight the relationship between imperial England and India. Overall, a well written novel with a theme of prejudice and racism that can still be applied today.”