ESMOND IN INDIA

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Touchstone, Jan 15, 1990 - Fiction - 208 pages
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Follows the experiences of two contrasting families in India, and their uneasy alliances with the British

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User Review  - Geourska - Goodreads

Beautiful characterizations and commentary on Indian (and Western) society. However, I was left hanging at the end. The book seems to be more of a character study than a story. Read full review

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User Review  - Hirra Jamil - Goodreads

im not very pleased with this narrative Read full review

Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
7
Section 3
26
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was born in Cologne, Germany on May 7, 1927. She had to emigrate to England in 1939 with her family because of their Jewish faith. She earned a degree in English literature at London University. In 1951, she married an Indian architect, moved to India and raised three daughters. She began writing in 1955 and has written a dozen novels. Several novels were set in India such as The Nature of Passion, Esmond in India, Travelers and The Householder, which was also her first motion picture project. Shakespeare Wallah was her first collaboration on an original project. She also wrote screenplays such as Roseland and Jefferson in Paris. Her other fiction works included In Search of Love and Beauty, Three Continents, Poet and Dancer, Shards of Memory, East into Upper East and My Nine Lives: Chapters of a Possible Past. She won numerous awards including Britain's Booker Prize for her novel Heat and Dust in 1975, the BAFTA award for Best Screenplay for the filmed adaptation of Heat and Dust in 1984, an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for A Room With a View in 1986, the Best Screenplay Award from the New York Film Critics Circle for Mr. & Mrs. Bridge in 1990, an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Howards, the MacArthur Foundation Award in 1984 and the Writers Guild of America's Screen Laurel Award in 1994. She died on April 3, 2013 at the age of 85.

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