Esmond in India

by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0719561949 Global Overview for this book
Registered by nordie of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 2/16/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by nordie from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, February 16, 2007
Pre-numbered label used for registration.

Journal Entry 2 by nordie from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Shakuntala is a young Indian woman who comes home to live with her propserous family in post independance Delhi.

Journal Entry 3 by nordie from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Was slightly dissatisfied with this book. Written in the 1950s, approximately the same time as the book is set, there is the occasional interesting or amusing section, but this is countered by rambling page long paragraphs, that soon bored me. I didnt really engage much with any of the characters, and was still trying to sort out everyone's relationship with each other at the end of the 200 pages. will not be running out to get other books from this author

Journal Entry 4 by carocharlton from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, May 26, 2007
Caught at Birmingham meetup today.

Journal Entry 5 by carocharlton at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, November 24, 2011
This book is described as "a comedy of manners" and although not exactly funny, it's light enough to amuse me while recovering from major surgery. Set in 1950s Delhi, it's a novel of place and characters rather than plot - about the relationships among members of two relatively well-off Indian families and the Englishman who is married to one of the daughters. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has an outsider's perspective on both India and England - she was born in Germany of Polish parents and came to England at the age of 12 in 1939. After graduating from university in London she married an Indian architect and lived in India from the 1950s to the 1970s. I've given the book to a new friend and hope she will enjoy it.

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