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PDF ✓ BOOK Heat and Dust FREE Þ Een Engels meisje gaat naar India om de geschiedenis van Olivia de eerste vrouw van haar grootvader te reconstruerenIn 1923 zorgde Olivia voor een schandaal door haar man een Brits ambtenaar die gestationeerd was in Satipur te verlaten en ervandoor te gaan met een Indiase prinsHet verhaal speelt zich af op twee niveO andere wereld en wat gebeurt er als je verder gaat dan anderenVoor In stof en hitte waarin ze de ervaringen van twee Europese vrouwen in verschillende tijden behandelt gezien tegen de achtergrond van een niet westerse cultuur kreeg Ruth Prawer Jhabvala in 1975 de Booker PrizeNaar deze roman werd een prachtige film gemaakt die in 1983 in Nederland is uitgebracht onder de oorspronkelijke titel van het boek; Heat and Dus A somewhat dissatisfying book with the ending An unnamed Step Great Grand daughter goes to India to find out about her mysterious snd scandalous Grandmother Olivia The story switches between 1923 and the 1970s Olivia is a spoilt woman married to Douglas a work obsessed civil servant managing a part of India She becomes embroiled through a friendship with Harry an English companion of the Nawab a local ruler The story documents her seduction by the Nawab while in parallel her granddaughter emulates her behavior Its an odd story Colonialism and imperialism laid bare in its obscenity with caricatures of the English Mysticism politics and the caste system are woven into the story Overall a good novella

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Een Engels meisje gaat naar India om de geschiedenis van Olivia de eerste vrouw van haar grootvader te reconstruerenIn 1923 zorgde Olivia voor een schandaal door haar man een Brits ambtenaar die gestationeerd was in Satipur te verlaten en ervandoor te gaan met een Indiase prinsHet verhaal speelt zich af op twee niveaus de geschiedenis van Olivia wordt afgewisseld met dagboeknotities van de jonge Engelse Ze vestigt zich Fascinating book about the contradictions between and at the same time love of Indian and English culture The beautiful spoiled and bored Olivia married to a civil servant living in India shocks society in the tiny suffocating hot town of Satipur by eloping with an Indian prince the Nawab Fifty years later her step grand daughter goes back to the heat dust and the sualor of the bazaar to find out of Olivia’s scandal and discover India for herself So the story moves back and forth in time Fascinating story well told Here’s a piece of the book ‘ I try to find an explanation for him I tell him that many of us are tired of the materialism of the West and even if we have no particular attraction towards the spiritual message of the East we come here in the hope of finding a simpler and natural way of life This explanation hurts him He feels it to be a mockery He says why should people who have everything – motor cars refrigerators – come here to such a place where there is nothing He says he often feels ashamed before me because of the way he is living When I try to protest he works himself up ’’Why shouldn’t I laugh he cries not giving me a chance to say anything – he himself often feels like ‘laughing’ when he looks around him and sees the conditions in which people are living and the superstitions in their minds Who would not laugh he says pointing out of the window where one of the town’s beggars happens to be passing a teenage boy who cannot stand upright but drags the crippled underpart of his body behind him in the dust who would not laugh says Inder Lal at a sight like that’ ‘Heat and Dust’ was the Booker prize winner of 1975I read in a folder of the Booker Prize that authors were insulted that the judges found only two books worthy of shortlisting out of a total of 83 submissions The other one was Thomas Keneally’s ‘Gossip from the Forest’

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Heat and DustIn het stoffige stadje Satipur op een huurkamer in het huis van een Indiase familieHoewel ze veel meer in contact komt met de Indiase samenleving van Olivia die beschermd leefde in een keurige bungalow en voornamelijk omging met Engelse collega’s van haar man en hoewel er in vijftig jaar natuurlijk veel veranderd is wordt ze toch met dezelfde problemen geconfronteerd hoe ver kun je als vreemdeling doordringen in een z This short novel tells the story of two women in two different era's First there is the spoiled and unhappy Oliva in 1923 colonial India who outrages society by having an affair with the local Nawab Olivia's husband Douglas divorces her and remarries In the 1970's his granddaughter arrives in India to revisit the places her family once lived and to try to discover the truth about the scandal that surrounded her grandfather's first wifeThere are a great deal of parallel events that occur during this novel; allowing you to see how attitudes have changed over the years Olivia is a young woman who is simply bored with the life she finds herself leading with her respectable neighbours dull dinner parties and absent husband The Nawab is looked upon with some contempt by Douglas and the other men in the English community Only a very little prince as his friend Harry remarks he is regarded as the worst type of ruler the worst type of Indian you can have by Douglas Living apart from his wife dissatisfied and also bored events throw him and Olivia together with disastrous conseuencesAlthough this is a short read it really packs an emotional punch and it is beautifully written Both the story of Oliva and that of her step granddaughter almost merge as you find yourself changing viewpoints with an ease that belies the skill of the author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala died at the age of 85 this year 2013 but her work stands the test of time and this 1975 Booker winning novel will remain a classic