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Start the Week

India's Rise?

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr discusses India with Shashi Tharoor, Preti Taneja, Kate Sullivan de Estrada and Adam Roberts. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Shashi Tharoor
Interviewed Guest:
Preti Taneja
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Sullivan de Estrada
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Roberts
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Open Book

Literary Christmas Gifts

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

News and features from the world of books, presented by Mariella Frostrup. Literary Christmas gifts and crowd-funded publishing. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Flanery
Interviewed Guest:
Preti Taneja

Free Thinking

Schiller's Mary Stuart, Gunter Grass, Preti Taneja on translated fiction, Rachel Reeves

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With director Robert Icke on staging Mary Stuart, Preti Taneja on newly translated foreign fiction and Karen Leeder on Gunter Grass's last book. Plus a book by Rachel Reeves MP. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Robert Icke
Interviewed Guest:
Preti Taneja
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Leeder
Interviewed Guest:
Preti Taneja
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Reeves
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy

Free Thinking

The rise of translation and the death of foreign language learning

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Arundhati Roy talks about literary translation, the subject of her WG Sebald lecture, with Preti Taneja, and Anne McElvoy investigates the UK's apparent language learning crisis. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Arundhati Roy
Interviewed Guest:
Meena Kandasamy
Interviewed Guest:
Preti Taneja
Interviewed Guest:
Nicola McLelland
Interviewed Guest:
Vicky Gough
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

The Figure in Arts and Science, Julian Baggini, Ziauddin Sardar on community

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

As the Hayward Gallery opens an exhibition depicting the human body in sculpture, Ralph Rugoff and Deborah Bull join Philip Dodd to explore different representations of the body. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Ralph Rugoff
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Bull
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Haggard
Interviewed Guest:
Julian Baggini
Interviewed Guest:
Ziauddin Sardar
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Stanley
Presenter:
Preti Taneja
Producer:
Georgia Catt
Editor:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Theodore Zeldin, Mona Eltahawy

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With scholar Theodore Zeldin discussing his new book, entitled The Hidden Pleasures of Life, and journalist Mona Eltahawy on why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Theodore Zeldin
Interviewed Guest:
Mona Eltahawy
Interviewed Guest:
Preti Taneja
Presenter:
Philip Dodd

Free Thinking

Partition: Novelists' views of India and Pakistan now

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Neel Mukherjee, Preti Taneja, Mohsin Hamid and Nadeem Aslam talk borders and migration with Anne McElvoy, plus Gurindher Chadha on her film about Partition, Viceroy's House. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Gurinder Chadha
Interviewed Guest:
Neel Mukherjee
Interviewed Guest:
Preti Taneja
Interviewed Guest:
Mohsin Hamid
Interviewed Guest:
Nadeem Aslam

Free Thinking

What does Global Shakespeare Mean?

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd is joined by academic Preti Taneja, Professor David Schalkwyk, director Dominic Dromgoole and Professor Sonia Massai to discuss what global Shakespeare means. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Dominic Dromgoole
Interviewed Guest:
Sonia Massai
Interviewed Guest:
Preti Taneja
Interviewed Guest:
David Schalkwyk

Free Thinking

Partition, Mohsin Hamid, Gurinder Chadha

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Anne McElvoy. With author Mohsin Hamid talking about migration, Mohsin Hamid, Preti Taneja and Sam Goodman discussing India's Partition, and director Gurinder Chadha. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Mohsin Hamid
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Preti Taneja
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Goodman
Interviewed Guest:
Gurinder Chadha