Prawer Jhabvala, Ruth

About Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Biography (Film Reference)

Profile (The Guardian)

Obituary (The Guardian)



Jordison, Sam. "Looking Back at the Booker: Review of Heat and Dust." The Guardian, 28 Mar. 2008 (.pdf file)

Krithika, R. "Different Destinies: Review of My Nine Lives." The Hindu, 1 Aug. 2004

Mishra, Pankaj. "My Nine Lives: Passages to India." The New York Times, 18 Jul. 2004 (.pdf file)

Shilling, Jane. "The Narrator Steps Forward: Review of My Nine Lives." The Telegraph, 11 Jul. 2004

Colvin, Clare. "Review of My Nine Lives." The Independent, 10 Oct. 2011

Pande, Ira. "No Heat, No Dust: Review of East into Upper East." Outlook India, 13 Mar. 2000 (.pdf file)

Angier, Carole. "Dutiful in Delhi but Moonstruck in Manhattan: Review of East into Upper East." The Independent, 17 Oct.1998 (.pdf file)

Kakutani, Michiko. "Books of the Times; Immigrant Families, at Home and yet Alienated: Review of Poet and Dancer." The New York Times, 23 Mar. 1993 (.pdf file)

Du Plessix Gray, Francine. "The Cult of the Cousin: Review of Poet and Dancer." The New York Times, 28 Mar.1993 (.pdf file)

Ackroyd, Peter. "Under the Spell of the Rawul: Review of Three Continents." The New York Times, 23 Aug.1987 (.pdf file)

Goodman, Walter. "Books of the Times: Three Continents." The New York Times, 6 Aug.1987 (.pdf file)

Rubin, Merle. "Review of Out of India." LA Times, 3 Aug.1986



Horne, Philip. "Conversation with Ruth Prawer Jhabvala." Merchant-Ivory: Interviews, Raw (ed.), 2012

McDonough, Michael. "Interview with Ruth Prawer Jhabvala." Merchant-Ivory: Interviews, Raw (ed.),2012

Pym, John. "Where Could I Meet Other Screenwriters? A Conversation with Ruth Prawer Jhabvala." Merchant-Ivory: Interviews, Raw (ed.), 2012

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: Out of India." Backstory 4: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1970s and 1980s, McGilligan (ed.), 2006



Fryer, Laura. "Screenwriting, Adaptation and Reincarnaton: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's Self-Adapted Screenplays." Journal of Screenwriting, vol. 9, no. 1, 2018

Fryer, Laura. "A Room with Many Views: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's and Andrew Davies' Adapted Screenplays for A Room with a View (1985, 2007)." Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, vol. 10, no. 1, 2017

Speidel, Suzanne. "'Scenes of Marvellous Variety': The Work-in-Progress Screenplays of Maurice." Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, vol. 7, no. 3, 2014

Renk, Kathleen Williams. "Imperial Fantasies: The Loss of Empire in the Novels of Penelope Lively and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala." ARIEL, vol. 42, no. 3-4, 2011

Werlock, Abby H.P. British Women Writing Fiction, 2010

Goonetilleke, D.C.R.A. "The European Outside/Insider in Modern India: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's A Backward Place." One of Us: Studi inglesi e conradiani offerti a Mario Curreli, Ciompi (ed.), 2009

Furst, Lilian R. Random Destinations: Escaping the Holocaust and Starting Life Anew, 2005

Goonetilleke, D.C.R.A. "Disillusionment with More than India: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's Heat and Dust." Towards a Transcultural Future: Literature and Society in a 'Post'-Colonial World, Davis et al. (eds.), 2005

Strobl, Gerwin. The Challenge of Cross-Cultural Interpretation in the Anglo-Indian Novel, 1995

Rubin, David. After the Raj: British Novels of India since 1947, 1986




Shards of Memory (1995)

Poet and Dancer (1993)

Three Continents (1987)

In Search of Love and Beauty (1983)

Heat and Dust (1975)

A New Dominion (1972)

A Backward Place (1965)

Get Ready for Battle (1962)

The Householder (1960)

Esmond in India (1958)

The Nature of Passion (1956)

To Whom She Will (1955)


Short Story Collections

At the End of the Century: The Stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (2018)

A Lovesong for India: Tales from the East and West (2011)

My Nine Lives: Chapters of a Possible Past (2004)

East into Upper East (1998)


Plays/ Scripts

The Golden Bowl (2000)

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)

Surviving Picasso (1996)

Jefferson in Paris (1995)

The Remains of the Day (1993)

Howard's End (1992)

Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990)

Madame Sousatzka (1988)

A Room with a View (1986)

The Bostonians (1984)



Heat and Dust (1983)

The Householder (1963)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Interview. BBC Radio 4, 29 Jan.1999