Introductions

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 1991052319910523

23 May 1991

Producer: A.

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23 May 1991 22:05-23:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-04-30.

01Naz20140525

'Introductions' is a fresh exploration of what an introduction means for British South Asian culture in contemporary society, where the internet, cultural diversity, and freedoms previously unavailable to members of that society bounce off established traditions of arranged matches or family marriages.

Written by three authors from The Whole Kahani, a British South Asian writers group, the stories in 'Introductions' explore what it means to be mixed race, the tensions between modern independence and family traditions, and the impact of really going it alone in the face of family expectations.

In Naz by Iman Qureshi, Naz forges a life alone, except for her precious dog Doris. Rejecting her own parents' compromised marriage, she shuns relationships until one day Doris takes a shine to the most unlikely of people...

Reader: Rita Das

Producer: David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

02Three Singers20140601

'Introductions' is a fresh exploration of what an introduction means for British South Asian culture in contemporary society, where the internet, cultural diversity, and freedoms previously unavailable to members of that society bounce off established traditions of arranged matches or family marriages.

Written by three authors from The Whole Kahani, a British South Asian writers group, the stories in 'Introductions' explore what it means to be mixed race, the tensions between modern independence and family traditions, and the impact of really going it alone in the face of family expectations.

In Kavita A Jindal's Three Singers mixed race twins Himani and Sonali escape the tensions of setting up their own fashion business by joining a classical Indian singing class, but what they get from the class is not what they expected.

Reader: Deni Francis

Producer: David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

03 LASTWe Are All Made Of Stars20140608

A fresh exploration of what an introduction means for British South Asian culture in contemporary society where the internet, cultural diversity, and freedoms previously unavailable to members of that society bounce off established traditions of arranged matches or family marriages.

Written by three authors from The Whole Kahani, a British South Asian writers group, the stories in 'Introductions' explore what it means to be mixed race, the tensions between modern independence and family traditions, and the impact of really going it alone in the face of family expectations.

In this third programme, We Are Made of Stars by Rohan Kar, single, thirtysomething Rupinder finally succumbs to her mother's belief that astrological charts can find her the perfect match. But, as Rupinder discovers, life on Earth is a lot more complicated than that in the heavens.

Reader: Vayu Naidu

Produced by David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.