A Passage to India

suggest the political and artistic implication of placing the conclusion of the novel within the orientalist paradigam

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""Orientals" is an old racial term for anybody not White/European. Because "Orientals" were considered passive and unsophisticated, it was thought, by Europeans, they could not rule themselves. The British Empire was really fashioned after this ideology. This would apply to India and Forrester's Passage to India. At the end of the story Fielding and Aziz realize that because of their different cultures they cannot remain friends and part from one another cordially."