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Topic: Spy Novels, Short Stories, Films or TV set in 1950s or 1960s India?

I'm currently researching an upcoming article on Ian Fleming, James Bond and India and I'm trying to find some more examples of spy novels, short stories, films or TV episodes that were set in the India of the 1950s and 1960s.

One example that I am aware of is Berkely Mather's The Pass Beyond Kashmir (1960) which I just recently purchased. This was one of Ian Fleming's favourite spy thrillers and Mather himself worked on the scripts of the first few Eon James Bond films, at Fleming's behest.

There is also Rudyard Kipling's Kim (1901) of course though it is not set in the particular period I am interested in and researching currently.

I know that we have a broad base of spy fiction fans and experts here so I'd be very grateful if anyone could come up with some more examples for me of spy fiction set in 1950s and 1960s India.

P.S. Also, if anyone knows of any good non-fiction books on the India of this period I'd like to hear your recommendations about them too. So, that's non-fiction books on India either written in the 1950s or the 1960s or written later about that particular period.

Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have!

SM.

Last edited by Silhouette Man (15th Aug 2019 19:42)

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Re: Spy Novels, Short Stories, Films or TV set in 1950s or 1960s India?

Bumping this new thread of mine.

Does anyone want to chime in on this topic? If so, I'd really love to hear from you! I'm open to all suggestions.  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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"The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).

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Re: Spy Novels, Short Stories, Films or TV set in 1950s or 1960s India?

I'm not sure if this is helpful...but check out this link: https://www.filmykeeday.com/best-spy-mo … bollywood/

I think this has a few spy films that might be applicable.

And https://taleaway.com/books-set-in-india/

I believe it has a non spy story set in the 50s and one set in 1969.

Apologies if I misread what you were looking for.