Author(s): E.M. Forster
After a mysterious accident during their visit to the caves, Dr Assiz is accused of assaulting Adela Quested, a naive young Englishwoman. As he is brought to trial, the fragile structure of Anglo-Indian relations collapses and the racism inherent in colonialism is exposed in all its ugliness.
Winner of the Prix Femina Via Hereuse and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879. He studied at King's College, Cambridge, where he was elected to an Honorary Fellowship in 1946. He wrote six novels, four of which appeared before the First World War: Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905), The Longest Journey (1907), A Room with a View (1908) and Howard's End (1910). Fourteen years later A Passage to India was published, winning the Prix Femina Vie Heureuse and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. E M Forster died in June 1970.