- A play written by Santha Rama Rau based on the novel ran on the West End in 1960, and on Broadway from 31 January 1962 through 28 April 1962
- A BBC TV adaptation of the play by Santha Rama Rau in the Play of the Month series, starring Sybil Thorndike, Virginia McKenna, Cyril Cusack and Saeed Jaffrey, first transmitted on 16 November 1965.
- The Indian parallel Bengali film director Satyajit Ray intended to direct a theatrical adaptation of the novel, but the project was never realised.
- The 1984 film version directed by David Lean, and starring Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, James Fox, Peggy Ashcroft and Alec Guinness, won two Oscars and numerous other awards.
- Martin Sherman's adaptation for theatre company Shared Experience premiered in Richmond in 2002. It has toured the UK and played at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Harvey Theater in November 2004.
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