Asha Jain grew up in New Delhi, India. She immigrated to Canada in the 1970s and lives in Etobicoke in western Toronto, Ontario. With encouragement from her son Ravi, she not only acted in but helped create their real-life-inspired play A Brimful of Asha.
A Brimful of Asha
Co-authored by Ravi Jain.
Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2012.
9th floor PS8619 .A3685 B75 2012
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
In 2007 Ravi Jain had just completed school and was itching to get his feet wet in the theatre scene. With plans to begin his own company, Ravi has put off marriage for a few years, much to the disappointment of his mother, Asha, who was getting impatient with Ravi’s non-traditional approach to life. In this autobiographical story of the Jain family, Ravi recalls a trip to India with his parents in tow, where they ambushed him with a series of prospective wives at every turn. Conveyed through storytelling, A Brimful of Asha is a comedic and heartwarming tale of a family caught between two cultures.
Awards and Honours
Love, Loss, and Longing: South Asian Canadian Plays
Jain, Asha, and Ravi Jain. “A Brimful of Asha.” In Love, Loss, and Longing: South Asian Canadian Plays, edited by Dalbir Singh. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2015, -265.
9th floor PS8315.1 .L68 2015