The Making Of Mr Hai's Daughter

Seeta Indrani reads from Yasmin Hai's account of her assimilation into the English way of life.

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01*20080331

Syed Samsamaul Hai arrives in London in 1964.

After an illustrious political career in Pakistan, he is faced with a cold damp England, but is delighted with his British passport and eager to learn how to become English.

02*20080401

Nearly a decade after arriving from Pakistan, Mr Hai has a good job, a wife and children.

It is now time to move from his cramped flat in Holloway to a house in Wembley and embark on Operation Children to make his children English.

03*20080402

Operation Children has reached a critical juncture for Mr Hai as he selects the right secondary school for his eldest daughter, a school that will ensure that she becomes both middle-class and English.

04*20080403

Yasmin's father dies when she is just 17, leaving her to negotiate the challenge of becoming Mr Hai's perfect daughter without his guidance.

05 LAST*20080404

As many of her friends turn their back on multicultural Britain, Mr Hai's daughter is left wondering what has become of her father's dream.