Three Singers, by Kavita A Jindal
Mixed-race twins Himani and Sonali join a classical Indian singing class, with unexpected results. Read by Deni Francis. From June 2014.
'Introductions' is a fresh exploration of what an introduction means for British South Asian culture in contemporary society, where the internet, cultural diversity, and freedoms previously unavailable to members of that society bounce off established traditions of arranged matches or family marriages.
Written by three authors from The Whole Kahani, a British South Asian writers group, the stories in 'Introductions' explore what it means to be mixed race, the tensions between modern independence and family traditions, and the impact of really going it alone in the face of family expectations.
In Kavita A Jindal's Three Singers mixed race twins Himani and Sonali escape the tensions of setting up their own fashion business by joining a classical Indian singing class, but what they get from the class is not what they expected.
Reader: Deni Francis
Producer: David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.