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Teaser Tuesday: A Passage to India

August 28th, 2018 (10:41 pm)

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• On your blog or other social media, share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday. Post a link at www.ThePurpleBooker.com/ as a response to the week's Teaser Tuesday.

My book club book for the month is E.M. Forster's classic novel, A Passage to India. For some reason, I am not enjoying it as much as I remember liking it when I first read it, many years ago. Maybe I'm just too distracted by other things right now. In any case, my teaser is from the first paragraph of Part II (page 106 in my e-book), and it's just a description of the natural history of the landscape, with some religion thrown in. I'm going for four sentences instead of two this time, since they complete the thought so nicely.

"The Ganges, though flowing from the foot of Vishnum and through Siva's hair, is not an ancient stream. Geology, looking further than religion, knows of a time when neither the river nor the Himalayas that nourished it existed, and an ocean flowed over the holy places of Hindustan. The mountains rose, their debris silted up the ocean, the gods took their seats on them and contrived the river, and the India we call immemorial came into being. But India is really far older."

― A Passage to India
by E.M. Forster