A mysterious incident at the Marabar caves, involving Adela Quested, newly arrived from England, and the presumed guilt of charming and mercurial Dr Aziz, are at the centre of Forster's magnificent novel of India during the Raj. Topical now, as in 1924, in its evocation of the dangers and ambiguities of colonialism, as Forster himself said, it is 'about something wider than politics, about the search of the human race for a lasting home, about the universe as embodied in the Indian earth and the Indian sky, about the horror lurking in the Marabar caves...'
'[A] great book... a portrait masterly in its... prescience and its lucidity.'
Anita Desai, Daily Telegraph
- Publication Date:
- 19 / 09 / 2000
- 129 x 198mm