Book List in Order:18 titles

  • 'A magnificent selection of the Booker winner's short stories' Sunday Times With an introduction by Anita Desai. Over the course of her glittering literary career, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala wrote some of the most wonderful novels of the twent...


  • Like Jhumpa Lahriri, Monica Ali and Arundhati Roy, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has long captured the Western-Indian experience. In this expansive story collection, Jhabvala continues her lifelong meditation on East and West. Set in India, England, and New Y...


  • 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...


  • For her first novel in more than nine years, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has written a most unusual book in a career of distinctive and unique accomplishments. My Nine Lives is "Chapters of a Possible Past," as the subtitle declares. It is, as the author ha...


  • Written over 20 years, these stories are domestic tapestries of the emotional lives and psychologies of lovers, quarrelling married couples, weary elders, and their restless adult children. Whether in New Delhi or Manhattan, the characters face the u...


  • A young man named Henry sits down with his grandmother, a genial lady still called Baby by everyone, in her Manhattan townhouse where he has lived all his life, to record the history of a spiritual movement that has woven itself into the fabric of th...


  • Jhabvala, winner of the Booker Prize as well as an Academy Award for screenwriting, has written a haunting tale of the complex and perilous relations between two young cousins, Angel and Lara.  A masterful novel which explores the dangers of love a...



  • This collection contains 15 of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's favourite stories which she has selected from her four previous collections. They are all set in India, where the author has lived for most of her adult life....






  • Three Continents is a tale of the clash between the easternized West and the westernized East. Twins Harriet and Michael-spoiled, quixotic, and extremely wealthy-have eschewed the vapid world of cocktail parties and adulteries that seems to be their...




  • In the contrast the author draws between two very different families and their daily lives - their squabbles, their politics, their love affairs, their expectations - she crystallizes some of the confusions that bedeviled India at the dawn of Indepen...


  • Provides a vivid picture of life in an Indian city. The book follows the emergence of Prem from his comparatively carefree student life living at home, to the status of teacher, husband and householder....


  • In Travelers, Jhabvala examines the unlikely convergence of four wanderers: Asha, an imperious Indian widow, Raymond, a curious Englishman, Lee, an American looking for her spiritual core, and Gopi, an impressionable young student. With a mixture of ...


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    In 1923 the beautiful, spoiled, and bored Olivia, married to Douglas and his career in the Indian Civil Service, outrages the English and Indian communities by eloping with an Indian prince. Fifty years later, Douglas’s granddaughter, armed with Ol...


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    Paperback, 1989 A Fireside book, number line 1-10. Clear plastic covering, Ex lib w/ usual stamps, pocket and remainder mark. Spine is tight , text is unmarked, covers look new. 1st ed., 1st printing, author's 1st book. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala....


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    1962. Paperback. Book is in Very Good condition. Clean and sound covers, perfect binding. Crisp pages with no notation or highlights. Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy; satisfaction guaranteed!...