Kashmala, the young widow, is very unhappy living in the household of her late husband. Her wealthy father-in-law Akbar Khan forbids her to teach at the local school. She tells her parents, Sardar Aka and Gulnara, that she would like to live and teach elsewhere - a scandal so great that it could endanger the whole family.
But Kashmala's troubles are forgotten when Sardar Aka's second wife goes into labour.
A slice of village life from the wild, mountainous Pak-Afghan borders where the only law is tribal law and there is no road, no electricity and no phone - but hi-tech drones fly overhead.
An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk is based on characters and storylines from PACT Radio's daily soap, made by and for the Pashtoon people of this untamed area.
Based on a PACT Radio production led by John Butt
Written and directed in the UK by Liz Rigbey
Sound design by David Chilton
Music by Olivia Thomas
Executive Producer: John Dryden
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole
An Above the Title production for BBC Radio 4.
|Akbar Khan, the wealthy landowner||Sagar Arya|
|Shah Bibi, his wife||Shaheen Khan|
|Sardar Aka, the shopkeeper||Madhav Sharma|
|Gulnara, his first wife||Pooja Ghai|
|Sakina, his young second wife||Rakhee Thakra|
|Kashmala, Sardar Aka's daughter||Betsabeh Emran|