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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

British screenwriter

Died when: 85 years 331 days (1030 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala CBE (née Prawer; 7 May 1927 – 3 April 2013) was a British author and screenwriter.She is best known for her collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, made up of director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant.

In 1951, Jhabvala married Indian architect Cyrus Jhabvala and moved to New Delhi.She began then to elaborate her experiences in India and wrote novels and tales on Indian subjects.

She wrote a dozen novels, 23 screenplays, and eight collections of short stories and was made a CBE in 1998 and granted a joint fellowship by BAFTA in 2002 with Ivory and Merchant.

She is the only person to have won both a Booker Prize and an Oscar.

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