"But the difference is I want to find someone of the same faith, so I have a much smaller choice of men." It's not just religion that Samina has to contend with."A lot of Asian men want you to move into their parental home, some because they love living at home and being looked after, some because in Asian culture it's the son's duty to look after ageing parents.Since when did skin shade, religion and the prospect of living with your in-laws become a concern for educated, career women looking for Mr Right?
The Birmingham leaves, now catalogued as Mingana 1572a, are folio size (343 mm by 258 mm at the widest point), all in their present day sequence and conforming to the standard text.
Samina (not her real name) is 32-year-old lawyer in Manchester and her experiences are typical of many Asian women.
"My friend Sarah is white and we're both around the same age and single," she says.
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