Dickens and India: Mutual Friends
Airs Tuesday, February 7th at 9PM on 93.9 FM
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
In this special from the BBC, Indian born writer Ayeesha Menon explores India’s love affair with Dickens. India loves Dickens because India today feels what Dickens was writing about then. His themes deeply resonate with Indians: the importance of extended family, familial bonds, the rich-poor divide, child labour, domestic violence, social injustice and stratification, and the plight of the deprived and displaced.