Overview for E.M. Forster's A Passage to India
E.M. Forster's celebrated novel A Passage to India is prescribed in the syllabus of almost all the universities in India, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is really a complex and difficult novel, and books that can well help the students, in particular, in their having a grip on it are far too few, if now non-existent. With a view to fill this gap and cater to the academic needs of readers, the present book has been written. Briefly outlining the life and works of E.M. Forster, it makes an in-depth study of his novel A passage to India. The key elements of the novel like plot, characterization, fantasy, prophecy, pattern, rhythm, symbols, imagery, mystery, poetry, music, tone, etc., have been analytically discussed. In addition, a character sketch of prominent characters has been skillfully presented. Further memorable quotations included in the appendix will not only acquaint readers with the original text but will also infuse them with enthusiasm for all the works of Forster. Readers of the present book are provided with bibliography and index which will definitely prove useful study-aids to them in pursuing the studies further. For students, researchers as well as teachers of English literature, the book is indispensable.
Sunil Kumar Sarker (Author)
Sunil Kumar Sarker holds Ph.D. in both English and Philosophy, and is a Reader in Raiganj (University) College. So far, he has published twelve books, most of which are on English literature.