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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

  • India always changes people, and I have been no exception.

  • She had always loved his eyes. They were completely clear and unflinching — the eyes of a boy who read adventure stories and had dedicated himself to live up to their code of courage and honour.

  • I am dissatisfied with everything I have ever written and regard it all only as a preparation for that one work which probably I don't have it in me to write but which I hope I can go on trying for.

    • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala,
    • in Susan Cahill, ed., Women and Fiction 2 ()

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-born Indian writer

(1927 - 2013)