Exiled: The Ugandan Asian Story

12:15pm Sunday 21 October on BBC ONE

To mark the Hindu Festival of Dussehra, victims of Idi Amin’s expulsion of Ugandan Asians in 1972 relive their stories of forced immigration to Great Britain, from the shock when they first heard the news, the hardship and heartbreak of their journey, arrival and first desperate days, to the turning points as they began to make new lives for themselves.

The 40th anniversary coincides with the festival of Dussehra, in which Hindus celebrate the victory of good over evil. Dussehra is derived from the Sanskrit Dasha-hara meaning ‘remover of bad fate’. Contributors to the programme reflect on their trials, their faith, their families, what they have learnt, their good fortune, what they still miss and what they treasure.

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