A Passage to India


Read by Kirsten Wever

(4.3 stars; 8 reviews)

E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India (1924) is widely acclaimed as one of the hundred best literary works of 20th century. Time magazine rates it among the top 100 English-language novels of all time.

A Passage to India is set at the moment when the lasting supremacy of the British Raj could no longer be taken for granted. Imperial power had been effectively supported by old and deep-seated religious and cultural conflicts between India’s Hindu and Muslim populations, which divided and sapped the local powers ultimately needed to overthrew imperial rule in 1947. Forster illustrates how this rift begins to be overshadowed by the increasing resistance of all Indians to the extreme racism, oppression and socio-political mismanagement of British rule.

The work is perhaps best known for his brilliant development of the relationships between his characters, which are fraught by a wide range of precarious cultural, social, political and economic dualisms: e.g., Occident / Orient; imperialist / colonial; men / women. He carries the idea expressed in his famous words “only connect” (from Howards End) to its limits, examining the difficulties – often the inherent impossibility – of “connection” across racial, sexual, religious and social divides. - Summary by Kirsten Wever (13 hr 43 min)

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Chapter 1 7:00 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 2 35:03 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 3 27:17 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 4 7:55 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 5 35:36 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 6 22:12 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 7 50:22 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 8 50:29 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 9 34:51 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 10 4:19 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 11 19:59 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 12 9:36 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 13 17:05 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 14 53:37 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 15 8:59 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 16 23:26 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 17 10:13 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 18 15:07 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 19 21:01 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 20 33:40 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 21 3:16 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 22 33:39 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 23 9:36 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 24 51:43 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 25 17:50 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 26 28:44 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 27 14:22 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 28 7:00 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 29 21:39 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 30 13:24 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 31 25:45 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 32 3:24 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 33 21:47 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 34 12:18 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 35 19:36 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 36 33:54 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 37 17:21 Read by Kirsten Wever