Making Of Mr Hai's Daughter, The

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

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01*20080331Seeta Indrani reads from Yasmin Hai's account of her assimilation into the English way of life.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*20080401Nearly 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*20080402Operation 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*20080403Yasmin'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*20080404As 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.