Leading Characters in A Passage to India

E M Forster’s A Passage to India presents a glimpse of the Indian society and culture during the British rule. Instead of focusing solely on the atrocities of the British government and officials, Forster has presented how the Indian society and political landscape were changing in the era. Apart from the rise of nationalism in British ruled India, Forster also highlights how India’s view of the outside world was changing influenced by British rule. Indian characters like Dr. Aziz and Prof Godbole are used to bolster the sarcasm in the novel which is also a satire and mocks the British intervention in Indian politics.

The leading characters in the novel include Dr. Aziz, Cyril Fielding, Mrs. Moore, Ronny Heaslop and Adela Quested. Forster’s tale is set in pre-independence, undivided India and uses fictitious characters and settings to tell the story. The first part of the novel is named Mosque. Apart from the Mosque and the local hospital most of the tale in the initial part is set in the club and the local high school. Then it moves on to the Marabar caves adding frenzy and excitement to the story. Dr. Aziz is the main character in the first part apart from Cyril Fielding. Other major characters that feature in the first part of the novel include Mrs. Moore, Ronny Heaslop, Adela Quested, and Prof Godbole.

Dr. Aziz:

Cyril Fielding:

Mrs. Moore:

Ronny Heaslop:

Adela Quested:

Prof Godbole:



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