How i became a holy mother and other short stories by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Capuchin Classics, 2008
Soft cover, 363 pages
In this collection of short stories, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has created an array of characters from post-imperial India of the past mid-century with such wit, penetration and precision as to be timeless. Her reservation is so accurate, her touch so sure, and her ruthlessness ever redeemed by the humor of compassion which says, This is the way we are.