This undated publicity photo provided by Merchant Ivory Productions shows Oscar-winning screenwriter and award-winning novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, center, with film director and producer, Ismail ... more 
This undated publicity photo provided by Merchant Ivory Productions shows Oscar-winning screenwriter and award-winning novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, center, with film director and producer, Ismail Merchant, left, and director, James Ivory in a studio. Jhabvala (JOB-vah-lah), 85, has died. Firoza Jhabvala said Wednesday, April 3, 2013, that her mother died in New York after a long illness. (AP Photo/Merchant Ivory Productions) less 
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Wed, Apr 3, 2013 7:48 PM EDT