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Namaste, by Nikesh Shukla

Prompted by his frustration at how the word namaste has become 'a bastardised metaphor for spiritualism', Nikesh Shukla addresses his baby daughter on the importance of language.

A collection of essays in which writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Britain today.

In this first essay, the author Nikesh Shukla addresses his baby daughter on the importance of language and identity. His reflections are prompted by his frustration at how the word namaste has become 'a bastardised metaphor for spiritualism'.

The music used in the programme is Englistan by the actor and rapper Riz Ahmed, whose essay Airports and Auditions also features in the collection, The Good Immigrant.

Written and read by Nikesh Shukla
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

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