The Inheritance Of Loss

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The first ever dramatisation of Kiran Desai's prize-winning novel set in the Himalayas.

In World Drama this week, you can hear the first ever dramatisation of the Man Booker prize-winning novel, “The Inheritance of Loss”.

Its author, Kiran Desai, was the youngest ever winner of the prize.

Starring Ayesha Dharker (The Terrorist; Bombay Talkie), Vincent Ebrahim (The Kumars at No 42) and Paul Bhattacharjee (Dirty Pretty Things), it is the story of a young orphaned girl, Sai, who is sent to live with her fierce grandfather when her astronaut parents are killed in a car crash in Russia.

A retired Judge, he is living with his dog and cook in splendid isolation in Kalimpong, near the Himalayas, and has no need of the uncomfortable memories she stirs up.

As Sai grows up – and falls in love – so the wider backdrop of political unrest begins to encroach on her future and her happiness.

Directed by Marion Nancarrow, the cast also includes Harvey Virdi; Pooja Ghai, Inam Mirza, Ronny Jhutti, Melissa Advani, Stephen Hogan, Kate Layden, Zubin Varla, Nickul Hathi, Ravi Aujla, Nicholas Khan, Antony Bunsee, Stephen Hogan, Rehan Sheikh and Badi Uzzaman

BWD02 LAST2009121920091220

The first ever dramatisation of Kiran Desai's prize-winning novel set in the Himalayas.

In World Drama this week, you can hear the second part of the first ever dramatisation of the Man Booker prize-winning novel, “The Inheritance of Loss” by Kiran Desa, dramatised for radio by Rukhsana Ahmad.

Set high in the Himalayas, it is the story of a young orphaned girl Sai, and her burgeoning love for her young tutor, Gyan.

Starring Ayesha Dharker (The Terrorist; Bombay Talkie), Vincent Ebrahim (The Kumars at No 42) and Paul Bhattacharjee (Dirty Pretty Things), in this episode opposition increases from her grandfather and Gyan becomes increasingly drawn to the rising political party, the GNLF.

Can Sai hold on to her dreams?

Directed by Marion Nancarrow; the cast also includes Harvey Virdi, Pooja Ghai, Inam Mirza, Ronny Jhutti, Melissa Advani, Stephen Hogan, Kate Layden, Zubin Varla, Nickul Hathi, Ravi Aujla, Nicholas Khan, Antony Bunsee, Stephen Hogan, Rehan Sheikh and Badi Uzzaman