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  1. says:

    Fascinating book about the contradictions between and at the same time love of Indian and English culture The beautiful spoiled and bored Olivia married to a civil servant living in India shocks society in the tiny suffocating hot town of Satipur by eloping with an Indian prince the Nawab Fifty years later her step grand daughter goes back to the heat dust and the sualor of the bazaar to find out of Olivia’s scandal and discover India f

  2. says:

    35 starsWinner of the Booker Prize in 1975; this is actually uite good Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is an interesting character; her parents fled the Nazis in the late 1930s and she lost many family members in the Holocaust She lived initially in Britain and then married an Indian architect and moved to India in 1951 She remained there until the 1970s when she moved to the US where she continued her already creative r

  3. says:

    1 Western writers on British India seem a bit obsessed with sex between English women and Indian men There was A Passage

  4. says:

    An elouent and beautifully poised novella comparing and contrasting the experiences of two English women in India The unnamed narrator travels to India to investigate and tell the story of her father's first wife a bored housewife who has an affair with a local prince Their two stories are alternated and have many parallels as well as contrasts between colonial and independent India It is easy to see why this

  5. says:

    This short novel tells the story of two women in two different era's First there is the spoiled and unhappy Oliva in 1923 colonial India who outrages society by having an affair with the local Nawab Olivia's husband Douglas divorces her and remarries In the 1970's his granddaughter arrives in India to revisit the places her family once lived and to try to discover the truth about the scandal that surrounded her grandfather's first wifeTh

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    25 An only just postcolonial novel about the British in India by an author who described herself as a Central European with an English education and a deplorable tendency to constant self analysis and who was married to an Indian man Some friends will see from that uote why I might have been interested in Ruth Prawer Jhabvala but I read this very short book mostly to improve my count of Booker winners this being only the 14th as

  7. says:

    35 starsThis was my first trial in reading Mrs Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's novel due to my disappointment with Ms Arundhati Roy's latest

  8. says:

    I’d been looking forward to reading this book not least because Ruth Prawer Jhabvala wrote the screenplays for wonderful films such as A Room With A View and Howards End and a personal favourite of mine The Remains of the Day I’m also drawn to books set in India Lastly because Heat and Dust won the Man Booker Prize in 1975 although admittedly that year there was only one other book on the shortlist – Thomas Keneally’s Goss

  9. says:

    It took less than a day to read this 180 pages long and easy to read but it's a rich and fruitful book It comprises two stories in parallel the tale of Olivia who abandons her British husband when she goes to India; and of her un named relative who goes to Satipur some fifty years later to solve the mystery of what became of Olivia She ends up becoming 'seduced' by India tooOlivia is naive but adventurous and she does

  10. says:

    The opening of this book tells that Olivia finds her way to the Nawab a minor Indian Prince leaving her husband I have had a string of reading lately where there is marital trouble and I wasn't exactly in the mood for anot

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Il 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. An elouent and beautifully poised novella comparing and contrasting the experiences of two English women in India The unnamed narrat

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A profound and powerful novel winner of the Booker PrizeSet in colonial India during the s 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 Heat and PDF or an important English civ. 1 Western writers on British India seem a bit obsessed with sex between English women and Indian men There was A Passage to India by

review ¾ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

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 deat. I d been looking forward to reading this book not least because Ruth Prawer Jhabvala wrote the screenplays for wonderful films suc