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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.

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BBC News: Many Asians 'do not feel British'

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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.

Abhishek Malik

Abhishek Malik

Abhishek Malik tells how his father suffered the indignity of being given another name when he arrived in the UK

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Faiza Iqbal

Everyone here can easily be identified as 'British Asian' .What happens when you cant identify?

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Eshaan Akbar

Eshaan Akbar

The issue of identity is a vicious circle and I'd be inclined to say that much of it comes down to situational choices.

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Amy Sinha

amy sinha

What defines me as a British Asian, is the fact that I am comfortable around and can relate with both the British and Asian culture.

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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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