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Asha Jain

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.
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 book cover

Anthology (Drama)

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, [215]-265.

PS8315.1 .L68 2015


Publisher Playwrights Canada Press