A Passage to India Part II, Chapters XXX – XXXII: Summary and Analysis

E. M. Forster

Part II, Chapters XXX – XXXII: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Major Roberts: the new civil surgeon

Young Milner: the new city magistrate

Summary
Mr. Das visits Aziz at the hospital to ask for a poem for Mr. Battacharya’s new magazine. Mr. Das says he knows Aziz has a grudge against him. They finish in a half-embrace.

Aziz begins to write a poem about the decay of Islam and love. He resolves to transcend the Islamic past and attempt to love India as a whole. He will get away from British India and try for a post in a Hindu state. Hamidullah advises against it. Hamidullah winks and relays a rumor that Miss Quested was having an affair with Fielding. He wants to take Aziz behind the purdah curtain.

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(The entire section is 954 words.)