A Passage to India Part I, Chapter VIII: Summary and Analysis

E. M. Forster

Part I, Chapter VIII: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Mr. Harris: the Eurasian chauffeur

Krishna: an attendant in Heaslop’s office

Nureddin: the Nawab’s grandson

After leaving the party, Ronny Heaslop picks out Aziz’s missing collar stud as a clue to the forgetful character of all Indians. Mrs. Moore does not want to go to the polo game, and Adela also declines, so Heaslop decides to drop the polo. Losing his temper, he orders his mother and Adela to have nothing to do with Indians in the future. He and Adela leave Mrs. Moore at the bungalow and go to the polo game after all. While they are at the polo grounds, Adela requests a “thorough talk,” and she says she will not marry him. They see...

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