A Fine Balance

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01Drama2015032220150511 (BBC7)
20150328 (R4)

tisation of Rohinton Mistry's acclaimed novel about India's underclass.

Two tailors - uncle and nephew, Ishvar and Om - come to the city to escape from the caste violence in their native village. They are employed by a Parsi woman, Dina Dalal, who runs a sweatshop from her apartment and is struggling to preserve her independence. She has a lodger too - a reluctant student, Maneck, from the mountains.

As their initial suspicion of each other turns to friendship and then love, their lives take dramatic and often shocking turns against a backdrop of India in crisis, during "the Emergency" of the mid-1970s - a period marked by huge political unrest and human rights violations.

A comedy, a tragedy, and a story of the triumph of the human spirit under inhuman conditions.

Music: Sacha Putnam

Sound Design: Steve Bond

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and Kewel Karim from the novel by Rohinton Mistry

Producer: Nadir Khan

Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

tisation of Rohinton Mistry's life-changing novel about India's underclass.

02Drama2015032920150512 (BBC7)
20150404 (R4)

tisation of Rohinton Mistry's acclaimed novel about India's underclass.

Uncle and nephew, Ishvar and Om have come to the city to escape the caste violence in their native village. They start working as tailors in the cramped flat of Dina, a middle-aged Parsi widow. Maneck, a reluctant student from the mountains, rents a room from Dina and the four strangers form an unlikely bond against a backdrop of India in crisis - during "the Emergency" of the mid-1970s, a period marked by huge political unrest and human rights violations.

A comedy, a tragedy, and a story of the triumph of the human spirit under inhuman conditions.

Music: Sacha Putnam

Sound Design: Steve Bond

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and Kewel Karim from the novel by Rohinton Mistry

Producer: Nadir Khan

Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

tisation of Rohinton Mistry's life-changing novel about India's underclass.

03Drama2015040520150513 (BBC7)
20150411 (R4)

tisation of Rohinton Mistry's acclaimed novel about India's underclass.

Uncle and nephew, Ishvar and Om have come to the city to escape the caste violence in their native village. They start working as tailors in the cramped flat of Dina, a middle-aged Parsi widow. Maneck, a reluctant student from the mountains, rents a room from Dina and the four strangers form an unlikely bond against a backdrop of India in crisis - during "the Emergency" of the mid-1970s, a period marked by huge political unrest and human rights violations.

A comedy, a tragedy, and a story of the triumph of the human spirit under inhuman conditions.

Music: Sacha Putnam

Sound Design: Steve Bond

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and Kewel Karim from the novel by Rohinton Mistry

Producer: Nadir Khan

Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

Dramatisation of Rohinton Mistry's acclaimed novel about India's underclass.