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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Novelist, Screenwriter (7-May-1927 — 3-Apr-2013)


Radha Bijawat. The Evolving Image of India in the Novels of Mrs. Ruth P. Jhabvala. New Delhi: Classical Publishing Co.. 1997. 196pp.

Ramehs Chadha. Cross-Cultural Interaction in Indian English Fiction: An Analysis of the Novels of Ruth Jhabvala and Kamala Markandaya. New Delhi, India: National Book Organisation. 1988.

Ralph J. Crane. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Boston: Twayne. 1992.

Yasmine Gooneratne. Silence, Exile and Cunning: The Fiction of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. New Delhi: Orient Longman. 1983. 325pp.

Rekha Jha. The Novels of Kamala Markandaya and Ruth Jhabvala: A Study in East-West Encounter. New Delhi: Prestige. 1990.

Vasant A. Shahane. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. New Delhi: Arnold-Heinemann. 1976. 198pp.

Ronald Shepherd. Ruth Prawer Jhabwala in India: The Jewish Connection. New Delhi: Chanakya Publications. 1994. 176pp.

Laurie Sucher. The Fiction of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: The Politics of Passion. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1989.


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  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.724)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.782)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.128)

  10. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.283)

  11. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.725-26)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.529)

  13. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.79)

  14. Third World Women's Literatures (pp.158-59)

  15. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.578)

  16. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.282)

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