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A Passage to India
A Passage to India | Edward Morgan Forster
A Passage to India (1924) is a novel by English author E. M. Forster set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. It was selected as one of the 100 great works of 20th century English literature by the Modern Library and won the 1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Time magazine included the novel in its "All Time 100 Novels" list. The novel is based on Forster's experiences in India, borrowing the title from Walt Whitman's 1870 poem in Leaves of Grass.
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abandonedonearth
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Bailedbailed

This was one of the books I had to study for English literature at university, and it was a struggle. I thought I would reread it for pleasure, but I gave up halfway through. It was just too laborious a read. While it is interesting to examine the attitudes and culture clashes during the British Raj, I simply could not get into the book. Perhaps I will try again in a few years.

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abandonedonearth
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I have been so busy with my studies this year that I have had no time for reading for pleasure. Now that the summer holiday is here, I can remedy that.

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EadieB
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Day 21 - #GoldCover #NamasteNovember

This gold covered box holds DVD‘s about Intriguing India and a copy of A Passage To India by E.M. Forester. It was given to my husband by Mead WestVaCo Paper Company Kraft Division from Charleston, South Carolina. Each year the company would give classics as Christmas gifts. My husband worked for a box company and would purchase kraft paper from WestVaCo.

Eggs Oh that‘s gorgeous! 3w
EadieB @Eggs Thanks! I love it too! 3w
TheSpineView It's so pretty! 3w
EadieB @TheSpineView Even prettier in person! 3w
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jenniferw88
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

Going in, I knew shamefully little about the British Raj, so A Passage To India required a bit of googling - I'd recommend brushing up before you give it a go! Ultimately, I wouldn't call it a fun read, it's hard work. But if you‘re interested in expanding your horizons and you want to start looking into post-colonial literature, this is a good place to start. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/a-passage-to-india-e-m-forster/

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Naj
A Passage to India | E. M. Forster

Life never gives us what we want at the moment that we consider appropriate. Adventures do occur, but not punctually.

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Readerann
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This isn‘t in my #24in48 stack because I thought I‘d finish it before today. Hopefully, I can get close to finishing it tonight before giving in to 💤 😴. Happy reading weekend, everyone! 🤓📚📚
P.S. The book is good, but I‘m having a hard time with how the Indians are portrayed. #1001books

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gmanbookz
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I have also started this. The description of Chandrapore at the start of the book is great but I am finding the style of writing as a whole to be enjoyable but a bit muddled and confusing. The plan is to read more of these 'classics' this year during my new commute

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Tanisha_A
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E. M. Forster
Jan 1, 1879 - Jun 7, 1970

Tagged book is what i want to get to sometime in the future.🤞

batsy A great book 👍🏽 11mo
Bookishthoughts 💜 11mo
youneverarrived 🙌 11mo
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emilyhaldi Ugh me too!! 11mo
readordierachel Great quote! 11mo
BiblioLitten We need this quote now and then.👏 11mo
Tanisha_A @batsy I need one (or many) more Tanisha to be able to read much more. 😐 11mo
Tanisha_A @LazyDays @youneverarrived Something to reflect upon. 🙂 11mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel @BiblioLitten I agree with you both! 👐 11mo
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rachaich
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Pickpick

Prosaically wonderful, if very detailed and descriptive. I found some of it quite hard reading, mainly the pieces about the cultural times and history.
The content is sometimes too close to racial discrimination for me, but respect that it's from its own time.
I thoroughly liked the friendship between British man and Indian Muslim. I found it endearing.

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rachaich
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I needed something to counteract my previous read so found this awesome copy on a pile on my landing!
I can't believe I've not read it.

BarbaraBB I haven‘t either. Is it good? 13mo
rachaich @BarbaraBB I'm enjoying the language in the prose, even though much of what the British say is out dated and very against what I believe :) 13mo
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jerra
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Cool journal I got at #NYCC for free!

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Wilkie
A Passage to India | E. M. Forster
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A selection of my beloved Penguin Classics collection. I love hunting for second-hand paperbacks! #paperbackwriter #penguinclassics #heyjune

batsy What a lovely sight 😊 1y
Cinfhen That is a lovely collection 1y
quirkyreader You collection far surpasses mine.🐧 1y
emilyhaldi 😍😍😍 1y
CarolynM Fabulous😍 1y
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emilyhaldi
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful 💛💛💛 2y
Mdargusch Great photo! 2y
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CoverToCoverGirl
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Book score! These hardcovers just came in as a donation, and are going home with me. They‘re so beautiful 😍

rubyslippersreads Absolutely beautiful! 😍📚😍 2y
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Sarah83
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EvieBee
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Lunch at the local Indian buffet. Yum! I don‘t have a book with me because, no surprise here, can‘t decide what to read next! Argh. Although the reference book is the next Forster I‘m considering reading.

#lunchtime

DebReads4fun I love Indian food! 2y
Booksnchill @EvieBee I just read A World Broke in Two about 1922 and the friendships between TS Elliot, Forster, Woolf and DH Lawrence- it dealt alot with the background of Forster writing a Passage to India- worth checking out if you have an interest. 2y
EvieBee @Booksnchill So funny because I follow a blog about pencils and they mentioned this book because Forster carried his lover‘s pencil after he died. I thought...must read this! Thank you!! 2y
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EvieBee @DebReads4fun Me too! I didn‘t even know we had a restaurant in our town so I was uber excited to find it today. 2y
Booksnchill @eviebee that is in the book and he kept a diary and the only pencil entry is the day he finished the book! 2y
LauraBrook That looks so amazing!!!! 2y
emtobiasz I ❤️ A Passage to India, but fair warning-- I read it for school TWICE and both times I was the only person the class who liked it, so... it's not for everyone. But you should still try it. 2y
batsy Like @emtobiasz , I too love the book and do recommend it 👍 2y
EvieBee @LauraBrook @Bookwormjillk @MaleficentBookDragon It was so good! Had a bit of indigestion later, but that‘s always a good sign of spice! 2y
EvieBee @emtobiasz I had a summer of Forster once and it was the best. Since then I‘ve been stringing out his last works left to read because then what? Lol. I love him. Can‘t wait to read this. 2y
EvieBee @batsy Can‘t wait! I really enjoy his work. 2y
Blaire I️ love Forster. Room with a view is a favorite. 2y
EvieBee @Blaire Such a good one! I love that one and 2y
Blaire Ooh, I️ haven‘t read that one. Also love 2y
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Lcsmcat
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A popular choice for today‘s #adventure prompt. But Forster is strong enough to hold it. 😀 #quotsynov17 @TK-421

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batsy
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"Adventures do occur, but not punctually."

#adventure #QuotsyNov17 @TK-421

Cathythoughts Nice one 😀 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts Thanks 😁 2y
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ephemeralwaltz
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Framed book spines ❤

DivineDiana Love!❤️ 2y
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MayJasper
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(Oh the delights of being British - not!) Set in India pre independence from Britain. A young Indian doctor is accused of a crime. Because of racism and many other ...isms there is an assumption that he is #guilty
#fallintobooks @RealLifeReading

emilyhaldi Hoping to get to this one some day soon! 2y
Aleida The collar part! 2y
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jenniferw88
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Tbh, this pile could have been much larger as I have two English Literature degrees! This is just a selection of #EnglishClassClassics @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads #BackToReading

CoffeeCatsBooks I like your little owl's head peeking over the books! 🦉 2y
tricours I recently bought the Forster book! How is it? 2y
jenniferw88 @tricours it's one of his best but I will say trigger warning for alleged rape 2y
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Aseleener
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Panpan

I read this for my classic lit book club. I did not enjoy it. Too many characters. It was hard to keep track of who is who, who is British, who is Indian, which Indians are Muslims and which are Hindus, etc. ⭐⭐ #classics

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jenniferw88
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writerlibrarian
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These are my picks and hopefully my reading pile for the summer. #maybookflowers #farflung

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ladyclassics
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Pickpick

I've been a sorry excuse for a litten lately! Life got crazy for a bit, and I'm happy to be settled into the habit of reading on my daily ferry commute into the city. I'm back at it ♡ Anyway, Forster did it again with this one! Always a genius at creating eloquent, satirical societal investigations--never ashamed of critiquing the absurd parts of the colonial nature within his own English culture. Not to mention, one of my most cherished covers!

Aseleener My book club picked this for June. Will be starting it soon. 3y
ladyclassics @Aseleener it's a lovely book! Definitely lots of points for discussion--let me know what you guys think! 3y
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batsy
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Love me some Forster 😍 Whenever I think of this book I think of the oppressive heat and #sunshine from which they're all trying to escape (familiar to those of us who live in tropical climates, where the heat is sometimes a malevolent force and the sun is just plain evil), and how they end up in those cool, dark caves, and things get really effed up. #maybookflowers

KarenUK Love Forster too.... nice pick! 👍💕 3y
writerlibrarian This has been in my TBR pile forever. Someday... 3y
batsy @KarenUK Thanks! He's such a treat to read 3y
batsy @writerlibrarian At least you have it to look forward to ☺️ 3y
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enidkeaner
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I just really, really like this. It essentially sums up my life. I don't feel amazingly connected to any of the groups I should due to the whole of my own experiences.

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FelicitytheRat
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#17booklove India is my #setinabelovedplace A little late but better than never. Although this book is a little tough to get through, the description of the settings and the people is well worth it.

mrp27 If you want, follow Jess.how and RealLifeReading. They are currently doing the 2 photo challenges I'm doing this month. Of course there are many other Littens out there that do challenges too. Also Book Riot is doing a challenge. (edited) 3y
FelicitytheRat Thank you! I'm following Jess.how. I'll check out RealLifeReading! 3y
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brooklynreads
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Me on the NYC subway this 6th of #readjanuary and I'm definitely dreaming of warmer days. A Passage to India has been in my #tbr pile for ages and today it'd be just the thing. #dreamingofawarmerclimate

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theLorax109
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"Adventures do occur, but not punctually. Life rarely gives us what we want at the moment we consider appropriate." #APassagetoIndia

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erzascarletbookgasm
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#photoadaynov16 I don't read a lot of #politicalfiction books and this is the closest I can get to the theme for today. Deals with the subject of bigotry and British Imperialism, this book is set in one of the British colonial outpost in India before its independence.
@RealLifeReading

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ehewett88
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Yesterday's charity shop haul. Couldn't resist those E.M Forster novels with such beautiful covers.

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abhi
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and the classic beckons...

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jdtchicago
A Passage to India | E. M. Forster

Life never gives us what we want at the moment that we consider appropriate.

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Nebklvr
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Pickpick

Great cover, great book! I loved reading about India!

LitHousewife Lovely cover! I need to read this one. 3y
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Chrisalynn
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Pickpick

As a historian, this gave me insight into the British Empire. I really enjoyed it.

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