The Householder: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1977 - Fiction - 191 pages
13 Reviews

"All the figures in this book...are irresistible comic manifestations."—The New Yorker

This witty and perceptive novel is about Prem, a young teacher in New Delhi who has just become a householder and is finding his responsibilities perplexing.
  

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User Review  - Jaiwantika Dutta - Goodreads

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is definitely Indian- she's satirically, humorously, honourably Indian. Her book, " The Householder", documents Indian lowlife in the most detailed way possible, providing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lukrezia Cosimo - Goodreads

I just wish this book had been longer! The characters (Prem, his mother, Mrs Khanna, Hans, the landlord's family) really came to life for me. The story is sometimes funny, often touching. It's ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
82
Section 3
147
Section 4
154
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About the author (1977)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, CBE, is a Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. She has won two Academy Awards for her work in film. She lives in New York and in India.

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