A Passage To India: Part 3 Chapter 34 - Summary & Analysis

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      Aziz and Godbole left the palace together. Godbole informed Aziz that Fielding was coming to Mau on an official visit to see the progress, the states of Central India had made in the field of English education. He also told Aziz that Fielding had married and coming along with his wife.

      Aziz did not want to see Fielding again. He thought kindly of Godbole who had got him a job in Mau. In Mau, Aziz had impressed everyone and found no prejudice against himself. Life was comfortable. He had his children living with him, wrote poetry on the theme of oriental womanhood and also had a horse.

      The letters which Aziz received from Fielding were either destroyed or were not opened at all. He had become staunchly anti-British and did not want friendship with any Englishman. At times, he realized the sacrifice Fielding had made for him, but very soon the hatred for the Englishman overpowered this feeling.

      On return to his house, Aziz saw a note from Fielding addressed to Godbole, stating that he would like to stay for a couple of days and witness the torchlight procession. Aziz tore up the note because he was not inclined to show to Adela, (whom he suspected of having married Fielding) any more of India. He strongly desired to avoid them altogether and was afraid that the floods might keep them in Mau for several days.

Critical Analysis

      In this chapter we perceive that Aziz was happier in an Indian atmosphere because after all he was an Indian. He could feel more comfortable in a Hindu state rather than in British India.

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