Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

1927 - 2013

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (née Prawer; 7 May 1927 – 3 April 2013) was a British and American novelist and screenwriter. She is best known for her collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, made up of film director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant.In 1951, she married Indian architect Cyrus Jhabvala and moved to New Delhi. She began then to elaborate her experiences in India and wrote novels and tales on Indian subjects. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has received more than 613,008 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is the 4,896th most popular writer (up from 5,027th in 2019), the 4,615th most popular biography from Germany (down from 4,352nd in 2019) and the 295th most popular German Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 610k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Out of India
Fiction, India, Social life and customs
A backward place
Indic literature, English fiction, Fiction
Esmond in India
Fiction, Fiction in English
Heat and Dust
Man Booker Prize Winner, Kings and rulers, Married women
The householder
New dominion
Fiction, Americans, Students

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Over the past year Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has had the most page views in the with 75,613 views, followed by Russian (3,230), and French (2,643). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Eastern Punjabi (401.04%), Ukrainian (212.57%), and Marathi (90.98%)


Among writers, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ranks 4,896 out of 7,302Before her are Dmytro Pavlychko, Alexander Abusch, Fedir Bohatyrchuk, Matthew Henry, George Moore, and Anna Laetitia Barbauld. After her are Henry of Huntingdon, Suniti Kumar Chatterji, Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Kedarnath Singh, Jonathan Coe, and Jean-Christophe Rufin.

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Among people born in 1927, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ranks 317Before her are Robert Guillaume, Qurratulain Hyder, Maati Bouabid, Elliot See, Ramsey Clark, and David Padilla. After her are Thadée Cisowski, Trude Beiser, Adolfo Suárez Rivera, Kay Kendall, Dieter Henrich, and Lisa Lu. Among people deceased in 2013, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ranks 323Before her are Eydie Gormé, Boris Vasilyev, Allal Benkassou, Imants Ziedonis, Bert Stern, and Józef Kowalski. After her are Max Jakobson, Ba Mamadou Mbaré, Ottavio Missoni, Phil Ramone, Marshall Berman, and Olga Aroseva.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ranks 4,615 out of 7,253Before her are Tankred Dorst (1925), Friedrich Gogarten (1887), Francis Buchholz (1954), Prince John August of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1704), Rudolf Scharping (1947), and Otto Modersohn (1865). After her are Jacob Volhard (1834), Ditlev Blunck (1798), Dietrich Kraiss (1889), Hugo Winckler (1863), Jordanus de Nemore (null), and Maria Katharina Kasper (1820).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ranks 295Before her are Reiner Kunze (1933), Bruno Frank (1887), Konrad von Würzburg (1225), Klaus Groth (1819), E. Marlitt (1825), and Tankred Dorst (1925). After her are Heinrich Christian Boie (1744), Adolf Friedrich von Schack (1815), Mira Lobe (1913), Mato Kósyk (1853), Adolf Brand (1874), and Jakob van Hoddis (1887).