What happens when your name and appearance don’t accurately reflect your ethnicity?
Born to an Indian mother and an English father, Sam soon realised that the reality of his heritage was invisible at first glance. During his teenage years, he began to explore what he calls his ‘Indian-ness’ while simultaneously confronting those that tried to deny his difference.
In this episode, we speak to Sam about his Indian heritage and the experience of ‘passing’. Beyond this, we also look at what it takes to build a home for ourselves, exploring ideas on gentrification as well as the social discontent underlying public fears of migration in Britain.
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