Passage To India Novel Analysis

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“Industrial production, like all modes of production, requires human resources, capital resources, and natural resources.” (“Exploring Africa”). Neither human nor capital resources were an issue; the increasing demands to supply the industry with workers, helped to provide new opportunities for the labor force. As a result, Britain became the center or capital of trade which in turn encouraged investment that helped to finance the industry. However, most European countries lacked the necessary natural resources needed for production. As the industrial revolution continued to grow, so did the rivalry between the industrialized countries hence, colonialism became the means for obtaining both source and power. British official Cecile Rhodes; who was a firm supporter of the colonial mission, in a statement professed the reasons and purpose behind the British and European colonization…show more content…
The novel a passage to India published in 1924 revolves around the major theme or question of a possible friendship and co-existing between the British and the Indians. The novel is based on forester’s own travel experience through India, and is set during a time when the British colonial empire was on the brink of degeneration. Using the trial of Aziz, forester provides a deep insight into the complex world and relationship between the British and the Indians, a relationship which encompasses the complex struggle between the colonizer and the colonized. The structure of the plot is fairly simple, traditional, and straight forward. The novel consists of three major parts or structures which function as the foundation for the novels framework. They are the mosque, the cave and the temple. Using these three structures, forester presents a British colonial India that is “segregated both racially and geographically.” Two major sceneries dominate India’s geography; British and Indian landscapes, and each reflects the characteristics of the culture which
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