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The whole city of Chandrapore is seething with discontent against the English, because of Aziz's trial. All the people of the city, the Hindus and the Muslims alike think that Aziz has unjustly been implicated. A barrister from Calcutta, Mr. Amrit Rao, has been engaged to defend Aziz. The Nawab Bahadur has undertaken to pay all the expenses for the defence. All the Englishmen except Fielding, not to speak of the English ladies, are convinced of Aziz's guilt and insist that the culprit be punished.
Aziz's trial a satire on the English judicial system

The day of the trial is very hot. The hearing of the case begins. The English community escorted Adela to the courtroom. During trial the English are certain of victory, even with an Indian presiding over the case. As Adela enters the courtroom, the first person she notices in the crowd is the man who pulls the Punkha-an untouchable but so splendid in appearance that he looks like a god as he majestically pulls the rope. The Punkhawallah cannot understand what is happening around him and somehow in his dignity impresses the girl from middle-class England. She feels how wrong it is to impose her care upon others.

The Police Superintendent, Mr. McBryde opens the case for the prosecution. Meanwhile, due to her indisposition, Adela is allowed to sit on z chair on the platform. All other Englishmen also go up and sit on the platform, behaving as if they have taken charge of the trial. The defence counsels, Mahmoud Ali and Amrit Rao object to the sitting of the Europeans on the platforms. Mr. Das, the Hindu judge at the trial agree and orders all the Europeans, except Adela, to return to their place, leaving the platform. The Indians are happy at the humiliation of the English.

McBryde in his speech alleges that Aziz has even tried to have Mrs. Moore killed in one of the caves so that he could be alone with Miss Adela Quested to avail himself of the opportunity for his crime. This creates an uproar and the defence lawyer, Mahmoud Ali shrieks whether Aziz is charged with attempted murder as well as rape. He accuses the English community of smuggling Mrs. Moore out of the country as she could have provide Aziz's innocence. Mr. Dad rules out the objection and disapproves the mentioning of Mrs. Moore's name as she has not been cited as a witness by either of the sides. Mrs. Moore's name is taken up by the crowd outside. It is Indianised into "Esmiss Esmoore" and is being chanted even by people who do not know what it is. 

Even when the chant of the crowd outside stops, the mysterious influence of Mrs. Moore remains in the courtroom. It seems Adela's mind is working under the strange spell of Mrs. Moore's name.With a calm acceptance of the caves, Adela now realizes that nothing "in reality" had happened to her in the Marabar Caves. It was just an echo. So she now carefully answers each question which McBride puts to her. Adela answers that Dr.Aziz had never followed her into the cave and that she had made a mistake about Aziz. Then Aziz is declared innocent and released with honour from jail. The court breaks up amidst shouts.

To sum up, the description of the trial scene is made in a masterly manner. It is actually a satire on the English judicial system in India. The Englishmen could not forget even in the court that they were the rulers.


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