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E. M. Forster, T. S. Eliot, and the ‘Hymn Before Action’

  • G. K. Das

Abstract

E. M. Forster and T. S. Eliot were both drawn to the Indian spiritual tradition, for both were concerned, against a background of the collapse of Christianity and the horror of the First World War, with a spiritual search drawing inspiration from other ancient sources of wisdom. If the teachings of Buddha and the Upanishads offered possibilities of meaningful ife to the poet of The Waste Land, it was a vision of Krishna’s birth that stimulated Forster to bring about a resolution of the horror and negation in A Passage to India.2

Keywords

Human Exploration Ancient Source Attempted Rape Personal Vision Genuine Kindness 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1979

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  • G. K. Das

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