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'A superb book. A complex story line, handled with dazzling assurance ... moving and profound. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has not only written a love story, she has also exposed the soul and nerve ends of a fascinating and compelling country. This is a book of cool, controlled brilliance. It is a jewel to be treasured' -- The Times 'A writer of genius ... a writer of world class -- a master storyteller' -- Sunday Times 'Coolly assured novel ... Written with seek elegance, this book delves into the heart of an unmistakably seductive country' -- The Good Book Guide 20031101 'Her tussle with India is one of the richest treats of contemporary literature' -- Guardian 20031101 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was born in Germany of Polish parents and came to England in 1939 at the age of twelve. She graduated from Queen Mary College, London University, and married an architect. They lived in Delhi from 1951 to 1975. Since then they have divided their time between Delhi, New York and London. As well as her numerous novels and short stories, in collaboration with James Ivory and Ismail Merchant Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has written scripts for film and television, including A Room with a View and Howards End, both of which are Academy Award winners. She won the Booker Prize for Heat and Dust in 1975, the Neil Gunn International Fellowship in 1978, the MacArthur Foundation Award in 1984 and was made a CBE in the 1998 New Year's Honours List. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Beautiful, prosaic, well-woven story about two English women in India in two different eras. A work of art that is a pleasure to read and savor.Published on April 10 2004 by J. Jacobs
This is a very engaging story with enough romance, political intrigue, history, drama, scandal, etc. to satisfy most
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I am not claiming possession of great literary understanding, but somehow none of the two female characters tell you much about what sort of ideals they represent, which passions... Read morePublished on April 4 2002 by Amazon Customer
It is incredible what Ruth Prawer Jhabvala manages to do in well under 200 pages: Two women's lives, two periods in Indian history are the material for a fascinating tale about... Read morePublished on March 26 2002 by Manuel Haas
I really did enjoy the book for the most part. It was fun light reading. My trouble with the book is that it could have been so much more. Read morePublished on Sept. 6 2001 by John C. Shaw
HEAT AND DUST is Jhabvala's most famous novel, but it's never really made it into the bigtime of novels concerning Anglo-Indian relations. Read morePublished on March 15 2001 by Jay Dickson
Jhabvala is best known for her screenplays for Merchant and Ivory, in fact, the trio later made this book into a film. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2000 by Orrin C. Judd
This is an enjoyable, quick read. It is a well-constructed story on two levels... one in the past, one in the present. It intimates, rather than describes India... Read morePublished on March 24 2000 by Debbie Terrill