♥ Book Title : Heat and Dust
☯ Full Synopsis : "Winner of the Book Prize, this profound and powerful novel intertwines two stories of two Indias over half a century. Set in colonial India during the 1920s, Heat and Dust tells the story of Olivia, a beautiful woman suffocated by the propriety and social constraints of her position as the wife of an important English civil servant. Longing for passion and independence, Olivia is drawn into the spell of the Nawab, a minor Indian prince deeply involved in gang raids and criminal plots. She is intrigued by the Nawab’s charm and aggressive courtship, and soon begins to spend most of her days in his company. But then she becomes pregnant, and unsure of the child’s paternity, she is faced with a wrenching dilemma. Her reaction to the crisis humiliates her husband and outrages the British community, breeding a scandal that lives in collective memory long after her death. The Times praised Jhabvala’s eighth novel as “a book of cool, controlled brilliance . . . a jewel to be treasured,” while the Guardian called “her tussle with India . . . one of the richest treats of contemporary literature.” “An obscure and somber novel, tense with undisclosed judgments and meanings that crouch and whisper just beyond one’s reach.” —New York Times"Article| Ruth Prawer Jhabvala| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : A Lovesong for India
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this expansive story collection, acclaimed writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala continues her lifelong meditation on East and West. Set in India, England, and New York City, A Lovesong for India reveals what unites us across oceans, cultures, and lifetimes. In “Innocence, an older couple, whose social standing is marred from a decades-old scandal, rent out rooms in their Delhi home for both companionship and income. Isolated and battling blame and guilt, the couple becomes deeply invested in the lives of their two tenants. With the addition of a third renter—a beautiful and provocative woman from India—tensions in the household push the story to its feverish conclusion. The story “Talent finds Jhabvala in New York City reflecting on the friction between family and societal expectations. Magda is a talent scout whose entire life is her work until she meets Ellie, a singer whose immense ability and unguarded personality captivate Magda. Soon Ellie is integrated into Magdas extended family for better or worse. Remarkable and unwavering, this collection is the hallmark of Jhabvalas celebrated career and a testament to her “balance, subtlety, wry humor, and beauty —The New York Times."Article| Ruth Prawer Jhabvala| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : My Nine Lives
☯ Full Synopsis : "For her first novel in more than nine years, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has written a most unusual book in a career of distinctive and unique accomplishments. My Nine Lives is Chapters of a Possible Past, as the subtitle declares. It is, as the author has commented, a book filled with invented memories. Nine vignettes are linked to portray a rich life filled with searching, from London to Delhi, from Hollywood to New York. Each chapter gathers a different cast of characters, some new and some vaguely familiar, and the linked assembly is as exciting and illuminating as an artists first show at a Soho gallery or a new play at the Studio Theater. After seventeen books, now in her 77th year, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala takes herself on as a subject, and the life she may have or may have wished to live. My Nine Lives is a moving and intriguing book of invention and memory."Article| Ruth Prawer Jhabvala| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s Heat and Dust
☯ Full Synopsis : "Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, A Twentieth Century Expatriate Writer Of Polish-Jewish Origins And British Upbringing, Who Chose To Make India Her Home Since 1951 For More Than Two Decades, Has Made Her Mark As Writer Of Novel, Story, Screenplay, Non-Fiction, Etc, Which Have Brought Her Worldwide Recognition And Prestigious Awards And Fellowships Both In India And Abroad. Her Work Offers A Site For The Intersection Of Cultures, Especially Those Of India And Europe/America.Heat And Dust (1975), Jhabvala S Booker Winning And Most Well-Known Novel, Which Ensured Her Celebrity Status In The Literary World, Is A Delightful Interrogation Of The Imperial And Post-Imperial Discourses Vis-À-Vis India And England, As Presented Through The Parallel Lives Of Two English Women In India, Placed In Two Distinct Historical Contexts Across Half-A-Century, In Which The Young Narrator Is Set To Restore The Lost Story Of Her Predecessor From The Heat And Dust Of Passion And Oblivion.The Atlantic Critical Study Of Heat And Dust, Which Is Primarily Meant For The Students Of English Literature Of Indian Universities, Is A Comprehensive, Self-Sufficient, And An In-Depth Study Of The Text. The Present Book Provides A Thorough And Illuminating Study Of The Text And Examines It From Such Aspects As Race Relations, Man-Woman Relations, Themes, Form, Structure, And Technique. In Addition, It Provides Useful Background Materials Related To Jhabvala S Life, Works, Her Vision Of India, And A Detailed Critical Summary Of The Entire Text, Along With A Select Bibliography And Sample Questions. The Book Will Be Immensely Useful For Students, Scholars And Teachers In The Area."Article| I. H-Shihan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Esmond in India
☯ Full Synopsis : "Shakuntala is a young Indian woman who returns to post-Independence Delhi from Oxford University. Sketching a gallery of fascinating and distinctive characters against a rich background, she draws the contrast between two very different families and their daily lives - their squabbles, their politics, their love affairs, their expectations. She brings to life the nostalgic Englishman Esmond Stillwood, also the beautiful Gulab and her son Ravi, the elderly Uma, and Shakuntala's family and the neighbours Ram Nath and Lakshmi. A master of both the comic and the serious, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has constructed a richly ripe Indian comedy of manners. She strips bare that certain section of affluent Indian society which is particularly vulnerable to the seductions of an imperial presence, and brilliantly and wittily crystallizes some of the confusions that bedevilled India at the dawn of Independence."Article| Ruth Prawer Jhabvala| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Out of India
☯ Full Synopsis : "Chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 1986, this volume of stories, selected by the author from her own early work, represents the essence of her Indian experience. Bearing Jhabvala’s hallmark of balance, subtlety, wry humor, and beauty, these stories present characters that prove to be as vulnerable to the contradictions and oppressions of the human heart as to those of India itself."Article| Ruth Prawer Jhabvala| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : An experience of India
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♥ Book Title : At the End of the Century
☯ Full Synopsis : ""To read Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is to regard the human heart through a magnifying glass." --Claire Luchette,O,The Oprah Magazine Multilayered, subtle, insightful short stories from the inimitable Booker Prize-winning author, with an introduction by Anita Desai Nobody has written so powerfully of the relationship between and within India and the Western middle classes than Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. In this selection of stories, chosen by her surviving family, her ability to tenderly and humorously view the situations faced by three (sometimes interacting) cultures--European, post-Independence Indian, and American--is never more acute. In "A Course of English Studies," a young woman arrives at Oxford from India and struggles to adapt, not only to the sad, stoic object of her infatuation, but also to a country that seems so resistant to passion and color. In the wrenching "Expiation," the blind, unconditional love of a cloth shop owner for his wastrel younger brother exposes the tragic beauty and foolishness of human compassion and faith. The wry and triumphant "Pagans" brings us middle-aged sisters Brigitte and Frankie in Los Angeles, who discover a youthful sexuality in the company of the languid and handsome young Indian, Shoki. This collection also includes Jhabvala's last story, "The Judge's Will," which appeared inThe New Yorker just before her death in 2013. The profound inner experience of both men and women is at the center of Jhabvala's writing: she rivals Jane Austen with her impeccable powers of observation. With an introduction by her friend, the writer Anita Desai,At the End of the Century celebrates a writer's astonishing lifetime gift for language, and leaves us with no doubt of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's unique place in modern literature."Article| Ruth Prawer Jhabvala| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Stronger Climate
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♥ Book Title : Ruth Prawer Jhabvala in India
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♥ Book Title : Travelers
☯ Full Synopsis : "In Travelers, Jhabvala examines the unlikely convergence of four wanderers: Asha, an imperious Indian widow, Raymond, a curious Englishman, Lee, an American looking for her spiritual core, and Gopi, an impressionable young student. With a mixture of impassioned dialogue and subtle narrative, Jhabvala examines the psychological and cultural forces that wend their paths into inextricable knots of love and conflict."Article| Ruth Prawer Jhabvala| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Screenplays by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
☯ Full Synopsis : ""The online edition of this book is at http://booksllc.net/?q=Category:Screenplays%5Fby%5FRuth%5FPrawer%5FJhabvala ... Each chapter in this book ends with a URL to a hyperlinked online version. Use the online version to access related pages, websites, footnotes, URLs ... The online version of this book is part of Wikipedia, a multilingual, web-based encyclopedia."--Introduction, p. v."Article| Ruth Prawer Jhabvala| Statement ..."