Forster’s Inner Passage to India

  • Vasant A. Shahane


E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India is his most significant artistic achievement. As a vision of the Whitmanesque ‘Passage’ to the ‘soul of India’, it becomes, indeed, a ‘Passage’ of the Forsterian soul to primal thought in the Indian setting, a kind of spiritual circumnavigation of the world, from west to east, through Alexandria to the Hill of Devi. In doing so it owes something to Whitman’s articulation of his soul’s voyage:


Indian Setting Symbolic Structure Hindu Temple Transitional Journey Fictional Mode 
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© Judith Scherer Herz and Robert K. Martin 1982

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