Heat and Dust (1983 film)

Heat and Dust (film)

Heat and Dust (1983) is a Merchant Ivory Productions award winning film, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala based upon her novel, Heat and Dust. It was directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant. Ivory performed tanpura for score music with Zakir Hussein's sitar.

According to the Museum of Broadcast Communications there was "a cycle of film and television productions which emerged during the first half of the 1980s, which seemed to indicate Britain's growing preoccupation with India, Empire and a particular aspect of British cultural history" In addition to Heat and Dust, this cycle also included The Jewel in the Crown (1984) and A Passage to India (1984).

Plot summary

For a full length summary see: Heat and Dust.


The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur

At the Palace in Khatm

1982. In Satipur Town

Rest of cast

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