A Passage to India

What was Professor Godbole like?

Chapter III

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Professor Godbole is an instructor at Fielding's college. He is rather eccentric. He is also rather clueless to the suffering of others and the humiliation many of his countrymen feel under the British.

The British intend to replicate England on Indian soil, unaware that all traditions will not transfer. However, Professor Godbole demonstrates that an integration of eastern and western society may occur successfully. Forster claims that he has reconciled the products of East and West, yet this conciliation of the two traditions is primarily an internal phenomena. Professor Godbole symbolizes the harmony that may occur in India.