Colonialism In A Passage To India

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He pathetically fails to generate an image of self-projection. Explicit British ideologies of moral, cultural and racial supremacy which backed its interpretative ventures have formed an image of self projection which labels colonizers with the role of the conquerors and civilizers. This narcissistic attitude has tempted them to think that their histories are made of the first and the best. The beginning of their colony in a particular country is the beginning of the new history for the natives. They consider the history of the natives as less important and of lesser significance. Such imperial vision has germinated narrowness of attitude towards the natives. In A Passage to India Ronny 's attitude towards the Indians is the projection of such imperial vision. Aziz 's resentment towards the British colonizers is an indicator of the impulsive protest. He said vehemently, "I have decided to have nothing more to do with British India, as a matter of fact. I shall seek service in some Moslem state, such as Hyderabad, Bhopal, where English men cannot insult me any more.(A Passage. P. 245)" It is an outburst of his emotional grudge, not a rational protest. His attempt to escape the colonial domination is an exposure of his ignorance of the persuasion of the colonizing mechanism. Forster appears to make him a typical Indian as Elleke Boehmer has pointed out, "The people of India, especially of Bengal, were typically characterized as passive, soft, seductive, languid,
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