In 1912, the SS Birmingham approaches India. On board is Morgan Forster, novelist and man of letters. As Morgan stands on deck, the promise of a strange new future begins to take shape before his eyes and the seeds of a story start to gather at the corner of his mind.
It will be another twelve years, and a second time spent in India, before A Passage to India, E. M. Forster's great work of literature, is published. During these years, Morgan will come to a profound understanding of the infinite subtleties and complexity of human nature.