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Heat And Dust

Author : Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN : 9781619028227
Genre : Fiction
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A profound and powerful novel, winner of the Booker Prize Set in colonial India during the 1920s, Heat and Dust tells the story of Olivia, a beautiful woman suffocated by the propriety and social constraints of her position as the wife of an important English civil servant. Longing for passion and independence, Olivia is drawn into the spell of the Nawab, a minor Indian prince deeply involved in gang raids and criminal plots. She is intrigued by the Nawab's charm and aggressive courtship, and soon begins to spend most of her days in his company. But then she becomes pregnant, and unsure of the child's paternity, she is faced with a wrenching dilemma. Her reaction to the crisis humiliates her husband and outrages the British community, breeding a scandal that lives in collective memory long after her death.

Heat And Dust

Author : Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN : 9780671646578
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Winner of the Booker Prize as best novel of the year in 1983, Heat and Dust was also made into a major motion picture starring Julie Christie, now regarded by many as a classic.

Heat And Dust

Author : Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN : 9780748129881
Genre : Fiction
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The beautiful, spoiled and bored Olivia, married to a civil servant, outrages society in the tiny, suffocating town of Satipur by eloping with an Indian prince. Fifty years later, her step-granddaughter goes back to the heat, the dust and the squalor of the bazaars to solve the enigma of Olivia's scandal. 'A superb book. A complex story line, handled with dazzling assurance . . . moving and profound. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has not only written a love story, she has also exposed the soul and nerve ends of a fascinating and compelling country. This is a book of cool, controlled brilliance. It is a jewel to be treasured' THE TIMES

The Heat And Dust Project The Broke Couple S Guide To Bharat

Author : Saurav Jha
ISBN : 9789351367505
Genre : Travel
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Living in a sunny barsati in south Delhi, Saurav Jha and Devapriya Roy are your average DINK couple, about to acquire a few EMIs and come of age in the modern consumerist world. Only, they don't. They junk the swivel chairs, gain a couple of backpacks and set out on a transformational journey across India. On a very, very tight budget: five hundred rupees a day for bed and board. And the Heat and Dust project begins. Joining the ranks of firang gap-year kids and Israelis fresh out of compulsory army service, they travel across a land in which five thousand years of Indian history seem to jostle side by side. It is, by turns, holy and hectic, thuggish and comic, amoral and endearing. In buses that hurtle through the darkness of the night and the heat of the day, across thousands of miles, in ever new places, the richness of this crowded palette spills over into their lives. From rooms by the hour to strange dinner invitations, from spectacular forts to raging tantrums, this is a youthful account of wanderlust and whimsy, of eccentric choices that unfold into the journey of a lifetime ... and a supreme test of marriage.

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala S Heat And Dust

Author : I. H-Shihan
ISBN : 8126906251
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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, A Twentieth Century Expatriate Writer Of Polish-Jewish Origins And British Upbringing, Who Chose To Make India Her Home Since 1951 For More Than Two Decades, Has Made Her Mark As Writer Of Novel, Story, Screenplay, Non-Fiction, Etc, Which Have Brought Her Worldwide Recognition And Prestigious Awards And Fellowships Both In India And Abroad. Her Work Offers A Site For The Intersection Of Cultures, Especially Those Of India And Europe/America.Heat And Dust (1975), Jhabvala S Booker Winning And Most Well-Known Novel, Which Ensured Her Celebrity Status In The Literary World, Is A Delightful Interrogation Of The Imperial And Post-Imperial Discourses Vis-À-Vis India And England, As Presented Through The Parallel Lives Of Two English Women In India, Placed In Two Distinct Historical Contexts Across Half-A-Century, In Which The Young Narrator Is Set To Restore The Lost Story Of Her Predecessor From The Heat And Dust Of Passion And Oblivion.The Atlantic Critical Study Of Heat And Dust, Which Is Primarily Meant For The Students Of English Literature Of Indian Universities, Is A Comprehensive, Self-Sufficient, And An In-Depth Study Of The Text. The Present Book Provides A Thorough And Illuminating Study Of The Text And Examines It From Such Aspects As Race Relations, Man-Woman Relations, Themes, Form, Structure, And Technique. In Addition, It Provides Useful Background Materials Related To Jhabvala S Life, Works, Her Vision Of India, And A Detailed Critical Summary Of The Entire Text, Along With A Select Bibliography And Sample Questions. The Book Will Be Immensely Useful For Students, Scholars And Teachers In The Area.

Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 5 Heat And Dust

Author : Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN : 0194792277
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Out Of India

Author : Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN : 9781619028777
Genre : Fiction
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Chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 1986, this volume of stories, selected by the author from her own early work, represents the essence of her Indian experience. Bearing Jhabvala’s hallmark of balance, subtlety, wry humor, and beauty, these stories present characters that prove to be as vulnerable to the contradictions and oppressions of the human heart as to those of India itself.

Eve Out Of Her Ruins

Author : Ananda Devi
ISBN : 9781941920411
Genre : Fiction
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With brutal honesty and poetic urgency, Ananda Devi relates the tale of four young Mauritians trapped in their country's endless cycle of fear and violence. Eve out of Her Ruins is a heartbreaking look at the Mauritius tourists don't see, and an exploration of the construction of personhood at the margins of society.

Out Of The Dust

Author : Karen Hesse
ISBN : 9780545517126
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.

Sweating The Metal

Author : Alex Duncan
ISBN : 9781444708011
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With bullets flying, wounded soldiers scream out in pain as the Chinook comes in to land in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. At the machine's controls is one man and if he doesn't stay calm then everyone could die. That man is Flt Lt Alex 'Frenchie' Duncan DFC and he's been involved in some of the most daring and dangerous missions undertaken by the Chinook force in Afghanistan. In this book he recounts his experiences of life under fire in the dust, heat and bullets of an active war zone. At 99ft long, the Chinook is a big and valuable target to the Taliban, who will stop at nothing to bring one down. And yet Frenchie and his crew risk everything because they know that the troops on the front line are relying on them. Sweating the Metal is the true story of the raw determination and courage of men on the front line - and it's time for their story to be told.

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