Can we conclude from A Passage to India that Dr. Aziz was subject to undue prejudice by the British?

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It would absolutely be a fair assessment to say that Dr. Aziz was subject to undue prejudice by the British in A Passage to India. The novel itself is situated squarely in the era of British colonialism, in which India was a colony under Great Britain and, thus, operated under their dominion. Naturally, racial and cultural tension abounded, a truth that was further complicated by the Rowlatt Acts of 1918; this significant piece of legislation prevented the testimony of dead or absent witnesses from being admitted in the trials of Indians.

We see these factors come into play most prominently in Mrs. Moore's disinterest in testifying at Aziz's trial even though she believes he is innocent (a testimony that is later squandered due to her untimely death and the aforementioned laws), in the meagre evidence (the broken field glasses) that is propped up as proof that Aziz committed the assault, and in the...

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