|About the Book|
“A Love Song for India” is one of those wonderful books of short stories from a writer who has been perfecting the art for a lifetime. Like Mavis Gallant and William Trevor, you get the impression that Ruth Prawer Jhabvala sits down at her kitchen table in the morning, only to rise an hour later with a perfect, polished gem of a story. Suspended by the tension between east and west, settings vary from India, to London, to New York, each place inhabited by characters in whom conflict boils until it can be contained no longer. Said to be ‘autobiographical fiction,’ these stories are a departure from previous, more theoretically abstract collections and amongst Jhabvala’s best.