British visitors Adela Quested and Mrs. Moore are intent on experiencing the India that lies beyond their colonial community. Their curiosity leads them to encounters with English headmaster Cyril Fielding and Indian physician Dr. Aziz. When all four come together, friendships are formed, and a mutual respect emerges that defies prejudices of race, class, and gender.
Then, after a day trip to the Marabar Caves, Adela levels a shocking charge against Aziz, leading to a divisive trial. As the fate of the accused hangs in the balance, Aziz rejects all ties across cultural lines, and the city of Chandrapore is torn asunder. In his beloved and most successful novel, E. M. Forster explores the complex, fragile bonds between the colonizers and the colonized during the British Raj in the 1920s.
Revised edition: Previously published as A Passage to India, this edition of A Passage to India (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.