FYI May 07, 2022

On This Day

351 – The Jewish revolt against Constantius Gallus breaks out after his arrival at Antioch.[1]
In 351–352 the Jews of Roman Palaestina revolted against the rule of Constantius Gallus, brother-in-law of Emperor Constantius II and Caesar of the eastern part of the Roman Empire. The revolt was crushed by Gallus’ general Ursicinus.



Born On This Day

1927 – Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala CBE (7 May 1927[1] – 3 April 2013) was a German-born British and American Booker Prize-winning novelist, short story writer and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. She is perhaps best known for her long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, made up of director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant.[2]

After meeting Cyrus Jhabvala in England, she married him and moved to India in 1951; Jhabvala was an Indian-Parsi architect. The couple lived in New Delhi and had three daughters. Jhabvala began then to elaborate her experiences in India and wrote novels and tales on Indian subjects. She wrote a dozen novels, 23 screenplays, and eight collections of short stories and was made a CBE in 1998 and granted a joint fellowship by BAFTA in 2002 with Ivory and Merchant.[1][3] She is the only person to have won both a Booker Prize and an Oscar.[4]




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