Racism In A Passage To India

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Major Callander, due to negative attitude towards the Indians, does not like to take pains and leave a clear message. This shows his insulting behavior. On the other hand, Dr Aziz writes a short message for his boss. Every word of the message is a reflection of his humbleness and inferiority, the aggrandizement of the English ruling community. "Dear sir. At your express command I have hastened as a subordinate should." The language, the style, the vocabulary, the selected words are humble, indicating the relationship of ruler and ruled. The fact is identified by Bernard Bergonzi, "A Passage to India is an enduring fictional analysis of the effect of colonialism on rulers and ruled."(A Passage. P. 427). Even Fielding, a member…show more content…
They are discussed in the light of human psychology. Rebecca Gronsteds has discussed and analyzed a new dimension of A Passage to India. "Racialism in A Passage to India three words, race, racism and racialism have been analyzed." 70 Accordingly, race is the classification of human beings into physically, biologically and genetically distinct groups. Race is further divided into racism and racialism. They stand for external and internal features. Racism is physical and a behavior, Racialism is theoretical and ideological, a doctrine, a…show more content…
P. 6). A Passage to India deals with many complex issues surrounding colonialism and the Orient. In accordance with Edward Said's ideas concerning what he calls "Orientalism", the concept of the Orient is something that, on one hand, was created by the West and represents a Euro-centric ideal of Eastern culture, and on the other hand is an actual place that existed long before it was given that name. The Orient moved from being merely a projected European ideal of the East to being something that could stand on its own. However, through the initial European idealization of the Orient, a foundation was created that made it possible for the Occident to infiltrate the Orient and made possible the exportation of European culture into the
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