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The authors Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and R K Narayan have very different styles and themes One was born in Germany and one was born in India yet they born wrote Indian stories Jhabvala based most of her characters as people deciding between western life styles and traditional Indian family lifestyles While Narayan based most of his stories in a fictitious town called Malgudi and his experience in life Jhabvala wrote the story The Interview which was about a man deciding whether he really wants a job that pays well but is very boring and strict And Narayan wrote the story A Horse and Two Goats which is a story about a man from the village Malgudi who is poor and while sitting on the pedestal of a statue of a horse and a man meets a tourist who wants to buy the statue because he that the man was selling it But due to miscommunication the man thought that the man wanted to buy his two goats Ruth Prawer Jhabvala born in 1927 was a German-born novelist short-story writer and scriptwriter who first gained recognition for her humorous transcultural novels of manners which show an acute awareness of the residual effects of colonialism on contemporary Indian society She was born Ruth Prawer in Cologne Germany to Polish parents who went as refugees to England in 1939 Jhabvala was educated at Queen Mary College in London from which she graduated in 1951 In 1951 she also married Indian architect Cyrus SH Jhabvala and moved to India where they raised three daughters She lived in India until 1975 when she settled in New York City She spent some time as a screen writer and did motion pictures like A Room With A View based on the 1908 novel by British author E M Forster which she won an Academy Award for best screenplay in 1987 She is currently at work on a screen adaptation of The
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