The Householder (novel)
First UK edition
|Author||Ruth Prawer Jhabvala|
John Murray (UK)|
W. W. Norton (US)
|Preceded by||Esmond in India (1958)|
|Followed by||Get Ready for Battle (1962)|
The Householder is a 1960 English language novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. It is about a young man named Prem who has recently moved from the first stage of his life, a student, to the second stage of his life, a householder. The book is a bildungsroman, which is a story where the protagonist develops mind and character as he passes from childhood (innocence) through various experiences usually through a spiritual crisis into maturity.
Jhabvala started her career as a screenwriter by co-writing the screenplay for its film adapted by the same name, with James Ivory. It was produced by Merchant Ivory Productions, James Ivory made his directorial debut with the film. Eventually she was to win Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for Howards End.
- Indu, Prem's Wife
- Prem's mother
- Mr. Khanna, the principal of the college where Prem works as a Teacher
- Mrs. Khanna
- Mr. Chaddha, the history teacher
- Mr. Sohan Lal, the math teacher
- Raj, Prem's High school friend
- Hans Lowe, Kitty, and Mohammed, White people living in India and their servant
- Mr. Seigal, Prem's landlord
- "The householder. (Book, 1960)". WorldCat.org. Retrieved 2015-01-24.
- M. Q. Khan; Bijay Kumar Das (1 January 2007). Studies in Postcolonial Literature. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. p. 153. ISBN 978-81-269-0763-2.
- Nagendra Kumar Singh (2005). Society and Self in the Novels of R.P. Jhabvala and Kamala Markandaya. Sarup & Sons. pp. 52–53. ISBN 978-81-7625-615-5.
- Indian Women Novelists in English. Sarup & Sons. 1 January 2005. pp. 66–. ISBN 978-81-7625-576-9.
- The Householder on IMDb
- The Householder overview at Merchant Ivory website
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