Study Guide

A Passage to India Characters

By E.M. Forster

Adela Quested

The character Fielding calls Adela Quested "one of the more pathetic products of Western...

Dr. Aziz

When Dr. Aziz is introduced to us, we don't see him. We see the bicycle he throws on the balcony,...

Cyril Fielding

Fielding, the principal at the local college, is your quintessential, tweedy English professor....

Mrs. Moore

Mrs. Moore, mother of Ronny, Stella, and Ralph, friend to Aziz and Adela, is a loveable...

Professor Godbole

You might say that Professor Godbole, an instructor at Fielding's local college, is the loopy...

Ronny Heaslop

Ronny Heaslop, the City Magistrate, is, let's face it, a suck-up. Take Martin from the Simpsons,...

Mr. Turton

As the Collector, Mr. Turton is the head of the British civil administration in Chandrapore. He's...

Mrs. Turton

Mrs. Turton, in contrast with her husband the Collector, is viciously racist. It's hard to find...

Mr. McBryde

Mr. McBryde, the police superintendent, is introduced to us as "the most reflective and best...

Miss Derek

Miss Derek, a friend and frequent guest of the McBrydes, works for one of the Hindu princes in a...

The Subaltern

The subaltern, a British soldier, only makes two appearances in the novel. The subaltern gives us...

Major Callendar

Major Callendar, the Civil Surgeon, is the head of the hospital where Aziz works. His racism is...

Dr. Panna Lal

Dr. Panna Lal is Aziz's Hindu colleague at the hospital. He's a ridiculous character who panders...

Hamidullah

Educated in England, Hamidullah is a kind of mentor to Aziz in the novel. A Muslim like Aziz,...

Mahmoud Ali

Mahmoud Ali, like Hamidullah, is a lawyer, but not as prominent. He co-defends Aziz with...

The Nawab Bahadur

The Nawab Bahadur is perhaps the most prominent, most powerful, and wealthiest Muslim Indian...

Amritrao

Amritrao is a famous lawyer from Calcutta who is brought in to argue Aziz's case. Fielding...

Mr. Das

Mr. Das is Ronny's Hindu subordinate, and has to preside over Aziz's trial because Ronny has a...

Stella Moore

Stella is Mrs. Moore's daughter by her second husband, and half-sister to Ronny. She arrives in...

Ralph Moore

Ralph is Mrs. Moore's son by her second husband, Ronny's half-brother, and Fielding's...