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A young bride joins her husband at his post in India and is inexorably drawn to the country and its prince of state. Years later her great niece journeys to modern day India in search of the truth about her scandalous and mysterious relative. More than the story of two romances, this is the tale of women rebelling against an unseen caste system which keeps them second-class citizens. Ruth Jhabvala wrote the novel and screenplay.

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Available on Running time 130 minutes. Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Culture Clash, India, Women
Screenplay
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Saeed Jaffrey, Harish Khare
Cast
Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Shashi Kapoor, Christopher Cazenove, Nickolas Grace, Julian Glover, Susan Fleetwood, Patrick Godfrey, Jennifer Kendal, Madhur Jaffrey, Barry Foster, Amanda Walker, Sudha Chopra, Sajid Khan, Zakir Hussain, Ratna Pathak, Charles McCaughan, Parveen Paul
Cinematography
Walter Lassally
Director
James Ivory
Music
Richard Robbins

Awards

British Acad. 1983: Adapt. Screenplay.

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