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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85; Oscar-winning screenwriter
For years, people who read Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's novels assumed she was born in India. She wrote about swamis, social climbers, duplicitous landlords and other characters from the Indian bourgeoisie who inevitably found themselves colliding with curious visitors from the West.
By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
April 3, 2013