Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (d 3 April 2013) is probably better known for her collaboration with Merchant-Ivory on their period dramas. But early on the trio made a number of movies set in India based on Jhabvala’s books/scripts. A few pics from the 1960s.
1) The Householder (1963) starring (the very genetically blessed) Leela Naidu and Shashi Kapoor. The couple in the novel are conservative and middle-class, I think the sari is tied UP aka Gujarati style.
3. Bombay Talkie (1970) also with Shashi Kapoor. Aparna Sen (in the orange sari – the bun, the earring pinned to it, so late 60s) is the film star wife. And you know you want to listen to Typewriter Tip Tip Tip.