Dror Izhar

Dror Izhar’s


This book looks at the changing image of the Indian Patriot’s war for India’s Independence and its reflection, which were shown during the Cold War period on the screens of commercial British films and TV.


This book could not have been written if not been for the patience and help of two men. Professor of History, Shlomo Sand, of the Zalman Aran School of History at Tel Aviv University contributed to the initial formulation of my work. 


Yet I am most grateful to Professor Frank Stern, whose advice, wisdom, infinite patience, historical sagacity, love of cinema, and understanding of the history of cinema and history of Europe, helped me greatly in writing this study.

My job as an assistant librarian at the Tel Aviv Cinemateque and Israeli Film Institute provided me with access to hundreds of written and visual sources. I am grateful to my colleagues, including Paula Barashi- Coopershmidt, Karine Galon, Reuven Schlossberg.

About The Author

Dror Izhar

Dr. Dror Izhar was born in 1954 and educated in Israel. He received his Ph.D. in History from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba, and currently works as Assistant Librarian, Archivist, and Academic Counselor at the Tel-Aviv Cinemateque (The Mark Rich Israeli Film Center). This book is his first and combines his two passionate loves history and film.
I have recently retired from working at the Israeli Cinemateque’s Library.
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