Amrita (or, To whom she will)

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Simon & Schuster, Jun 1, 1989 - Fiction - 237 pages
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User Review  - Khalekan - Goodreads

Excellent comedy of manners set in India but not written by an Indian author, despite her name. The usual Indian themes of arranged marriage, caste differences and social climbing are handled in a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

I loved it- it made me laugh out loud; the way she describes the annoying traits of the characters, their innermost thoughts, and their idiosyncrasies is genius. It is dated though, and ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was born in Cologne, Germany on May 7 1927. She emigrated to England and 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 has also written screenplays such as Roseland and Jefferson in Paris. Her other fiction works include 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 has 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 is also a frequent contributor to The New Yorker.

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