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A Passage to India examines the racial discrimination that characterised the British occupation of India. Elaborate.

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Forster in this famous novel presents the reader with a typical view of how the British viewed the Indians that they ruled over in the colonial Raj. It is important to identify how Forster develops this view. He uses two outsiders to India in the form of Mrs Moore and Adela Quested to expose the breathtaking arrogance and stereotypes that lie at the very core of British interactions with the Indians they live alongside. Note for example what Ronny says to his mother to describe the "native":

It's the educated native's latest dodge.. But whether the native...

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