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Sheffield Hallam senior lecturer in journalism, Clare Jenkins, has produced an 'evocative' Radio 4 programme which recieved rave reviews from the Radio Times and various national newspapers. Teatime at Peggy's tells the story of the Anglo-Indian community in Jhansi, in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. It focuses on the remarkable Peggy Cantem, 92, whom Clare has been visiting for nearly 20 years.

"Having tea with Peggy," says Clare, "is like the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Everyone talks at once and you never know who's going to turn up next. Could be a priest reciting Winston Churchill's wartime speeches, Sir Mark Tully, the local editor of the Times of India, or the dog meat wallah. I always feel like I've fallen down the rabbit hole when I visit her."

Teatime at Peggy's was broadcast on Radio 4 on Friday 15 May and is available to listen on playback here.