A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

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Does the action in the Marabar caves in A Passage to India show Forster's embrace of Indian stereotypes?

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I am not sure if there can be a definitive answer given to this question.  Much of it is going to depend on how an individual perceives Forster's writing, the mystery of the caves, and the depiction itself.  On one hand, Forster leaves quite ambiguous what happened in the caves.  There is a certain amount of vagueness present about what happened in the caves.  Forster alludes to the idea that this mystery is a part of "India."  This construction of the Indian mystique could be a very good...

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