This week Catrina and Elle discuss Emma adaptations by authors of color. One follows Ania Khurana as she mingles with Dehli high society. The other is about Aisha Ali, a young Muslim woman working at a matchmaking agency.
Polite Society, by Mahesh Rao, truly is the perfect blend of Emma and Crazy Rich Asians. While the story follows the plot points of Austen's work, the world-building and storytelling aspects are taken right from Kevin Kwan's novels.
Aisha, by Ikhlas Hussain, takes Emma, throws in a bit of Pride and Prejudice, and blends it into a wonderful love story. Set in a Muslim community in Canada, this story is all about finding love, accepting others, and loving yourself.
Most importantly - Elle and Catrina recorded this episode in the SAME ROOM!
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