Blogs in January 1970

A Lovesong for India 1st January 1970

Don’t be deceived by the title of this collection of stories. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala – the only writer to have won both the Booker and two Oscars – is a post-Raj realist, not a romantic. Not for the first...

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Heat and Dust 1st January 1970

A marvellously written book which looks at anglo-Indian relations, through the stories of two women. Set in colonial India of the 1920s and the independent India of the seventies, when the lure of India for disenfranchised youth was at...

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