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Four strangers form an unlikely bond that takes them through one of India's most turbulent recent periods. A story of the triumph of the human spirit under inhuman conditions.

Dramatisation of Rohinton Mistry's acclaimed novel about India's underclass.

Uncle and nephew, Ishvar and Om have come to the city to escape the caste violence in their native village. They start working as tailors in the cramped flat of Dina, a middle-aged Parsi widow. Maneck, a reluctant student from the mountains, rents a room from Dina and the four strangers form an unlikely bond against a backdrop of India in crisis - during "the Emergency" of the mid-1970s, a period marked by huge political unrest and human rights violations.

A comedy, a tragedy, and a story of the triumph of the human spirit under inhuman conditions.

Music: Sacha Putnam
Sound Design: Steve Bond

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and Kewel Karim from the novel by Rohinton Mistry

Producer: Nadir Khan
Director: John Dryden
A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

1 hour

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Wed 13 May 2015 21:00

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Dina Shernaz Patel
Ishvar Kenneth Desai
Om Anand Tiwari
Maneck Neil Bhoopalam
Rustom Zafar Karachiwala
Ibrahim Rajit Kapur
The Thakur Jayant Kripalani
Ashraf Darshan Jariwala
Nusswan Farid Currim
Ruby Anahita Uberoi
Narayan Vivek Madan
Young Dina Tirtha Kotrial
Young Ishvar Eshan Savla
Young Narayan Samar Uraizee
Ensemble Jim Sarbh
Ensemble Abhishek Saha
Ensemble Meherangiz Acharya-Dar
Ensemble Faezeh Jalali
Ensemble Shivani Tanksale
Ensemble Nadir Khan
Author Rohinton Mistry
Adaptor Ayeesha Menon
Adaptor Kewel Karim
Producer Nadir Khan
Director John Dryden


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