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Asian Nation: My life, my roots, my music

What's your story?

How has being British Asian influenced who you are?

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What makes up your identity? Is it where you and your family came from or where you are now that matters? What events in your lives have shaped who you are? Do British Asians have to reject their roots and 'sell out' to get on in life? Listen to programmes about identity and then send in your stories and comment on what you've heard below.

Asian Network Poll: Over a third of British Asians surveyed say they don’t feel British. Most computers will open this document automatically, but you may need Adobe Reader

BBC News: Many Asians 'do not feel British'

BBC News: 'I like Hollywood not Bollywood'

Out of Africa - Nerm uncovers the truth behind the East African Asian exodus. Don't Call Me Asian - More people are rejecting the term 'Asian'. The Real Brick Lane - Konnie Huq reveals the real story of British Bangladeshis.


Shazia Iqbal

Shazia Iqbal from Leeds describes how the effects of the partition are still felt across the world.

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Ludoos or Jaffa Cakes?


Anecdotal piece recalling trip to Pakistan, coincided with Independence Day celebrations where I questioned my identity

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Ayesha Assenjee

Born in Mauritius, been in Engalnd for 21 years but my roots are strongly Indian.

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Bangladesh - a forgotten Jewel?

Eshaan Akbar

The India/Pakistan focus is great but I feel that Bangladesh has been largely ignored.

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Dee, London
I'm a born and bred Londoner first then a Gujarati Hindu. I'm a Londoner outside of the house and a Gujarati when I'm at home and with the community. Most of my friends are similar to me.

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