Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

"Heat and Dust" is a novel set in two different time periods in India, exploring themes of colonialism, gender roles, and cultural clash. The story alternates between the 1920s, following the scandalous life of Olivia, an English colonial wife who falls in love with an Indian prince, and the 1970s, where her step-granddaughter journeys to India to uncover the truth about Olivia's life and her own identity. The narrative exposes the complexities of love, culture, and identity in the context of British colonial rule and post-colonial India.

The 1159th greatest book of all time


Published
1975
Nationality
Indian
Type
Fiction
Pages
180-190
Words
83,000
Original Language
English

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