Hinduism permeates A Passage To India. While recognizing this fact, none of the critics have so far displayed an understanding of Hinduism which is adequate for the analysis of this novel. The type of Hinduism which has been popularized in the West, that of Vedantic philosophy, has been stressed in their studies.1 Further pursuit of this critical task will show unmistakably that Hinduism of an entirely different kind pervades the novel.

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