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Discuss the portrayal of the Indians and Anglo-Indians in A Passage to India.

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The massive clash of cultures that lies at the heart of this excellent novel is shown through the Anglo-Indians and the Indians that are presented to us in the novel. The Anglo-Indians seem to invest all of their time and energy into creating a sort of mini-Britain out in the Raj, no matter how inappropriate or costly this exercise is. Note how Adela's first meal in India with the Anglo-Indians is described:

A dish might be added or subtracted as one rose or fell in the official scale, the peas might rattle less or more, the sardines and...

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