Day 5

A Passage to India Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does Forster portray the new kingdom where Aziz has come to work? How does it contrast to the society set up by the British Raj?

    Forster opens this section in a new time and place, giving a vignette of a religious festival in the kingdom of Mau presided over by the familiar Godbole. The atmosphere of life in Mau is far different than that in Chandrapore, especially clear when contrasted with the first chapter of the book that described Chandrapore as a miserable village presided over from above by the British civil station. The people at the ceremony are absorbed in religious ecstasy amid music, singing, dancing, and running in a thick crowd. The ruler comes among the...

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