How I Became A Holy Mother by Ruth Prawer JhabvalaHow I Became A Holy Mother by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

How I Became A Holy Mother

byRuth Prawer JhabvalaForeword byFrancis King

Paperback | February 1, 2009

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Set ? of course in India, these stories are concerned not so much with Europeans in India as with Indians themselves. They are about universal human passions ? yet interwoven with India itself. The heat, the vastness, the loneliness of India are all reflected in the lives of the people living in a country that is not so much an additional character as, often, the most central one. As always she tells her tales with compassion, penetration and humour, and the blithe gift of narration familiar to the hundreds of thousands who have seen the films ? such as her own Heat and Dust ? she scripted for the legendary Merchant Ivory team, and who have delighted in her novels.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was born of Polish parents and came to England with her parents at the age of twelve. She was educated in England, took her degree at London University and is married to an Indian architect. She has written many novels and short stories and, often in collaboration with the director James Ivory, the screenplays for ...
Title:How I Became A Holy MotherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.1 inPublished:February 1, 2009Publisher:Capuchin ClassicsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0955731232

ISBN - 13:9780955731235


Editorial Reviews

"A writer of genius . . . a writer of world class—a master storyteller whose interpretation of the Indian scene is but one aspect of her remorselessly intelligent yet decently sympathetic understanding of human relationships."  —Sunday Times