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Book Club

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The  selection for August 8th is A Passage to India (1924) by E.M. Forster  and is considered  one of the  greatest novels of the 20th century.  One reviewer said Forster is , “A graceful writer with a keen eye for the bittersweetness bound in differences of class and races.” The story shows this culture clash in  British India at the turn of the century by  focusing on the fortunes of  three British ‘newcomers’ and  their relationship with an educated, somewhat  westernized, open-minded Indian, Dr. Aziz.   Forster examines the concept of friendship- between different Indian castes, the sexes, and the Indians and the Brits. The personal then becomes the political  in  issues between Aziz and his English ‘friends’ and Forster,… “foreshadows the eventual end of the Raj” and he  also questions   how can we navigate the gulfs that separate us from others.  One reviewer states, “ I found the novel thought-provoking, beautifully written,  psychologically insightful and haunting….a masterpiece worth reading”. Organizer: Janice Harmon


August 8
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm