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Hill of Devi E.M. Forster

Hill of Devi

E.M. Forster

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ISBN : 9780865781092
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176 pages
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E.M. Forster likely could not have penned his great masterpiece, A PASSAGE TO INDIA, unless he had worked for a year as the private secretary to an Indian Maharajah. He saw firsthand the puzzling rituals, botched attempts at modernization, andMoreE.M. Forster likely could not have penned his great masterpiece, A PASSAGE TO INDIA, unless he had worked for a year as the private secretary to an Indian Maharajah. He saw firsthand the puzzling rituals, botched attempts at modernization, and baffling cultural paradoxes that define the Indian story.In THE HILL OF DEVI, he presents the Maharajah as a genius, a wit and even a bit of a saint, but also as a ruler harassed by the colonial bureaucracy and fearful for his life. The Maharajahs downfall deepened Forsters insights into the dilemma that wracked Indian culture.Forster has written nothing more sparkling...imbued with delicious humor. (Times Literary Supplement)