Author: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140052887
This appealing story of a young school teacher trying to come to terms with marriage and maturity, becomes much more than a highly comic vignette of a particular society.
From her pages rise the heat, the smells, the flashing iridescent colors and the ceaseless rhythms of Indian life.
Jhabvala's 'tussle with India is one of the richest treats of contemporary literature' -- GUARDIAN
'A writer of genius.....a writer of world class - a master storyteller' -- SUNDAY TIMES
'Some one once said that the definition of the highest art is that one should feel that life is this and not otherwise. I do not know of a writer living who gives that feeling with more unqualified certainty than Mrs. Jhabvala'. -- C P SNOW