‘A Suitable Boy’ recap: What happened in Episode 4?

The BBC’s adaptation of A Suitable Boy continued in the UK tonight.

First published in 1993, Vikram Seth’s modern classic tells the story of a young woman’s search for love and identity in India during the 1950s.

Award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies, who recently wrote ITV’s Sanditon, has adapted the book.

The cast is led by Bollywood star Ishaan Khatter (Beyond the CloudsDhadak) and Indian film actress Tabu (Life of PiAndhadhun), alongside newcomer Tanya Maniktala.

Here’s a plot recap for the fourth episode of A Suitable Boy, which aired on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 16th August 2020:

While self-starter Haresh (Namit Das) is preoccupied with finding himself a superior job, competition for Lata’s hand grows when she returns to Brahmpur and Kabir Durrani re-enters her life.

Further complicating matters of the heart, Lata receives a gift with a romantic message hidden within it.

Maan (Ishaan Khatter) returns to Brahmpur, but his long-awaited reunion with Saeeda Bai (Tabu) is short-lived when he inadvertently offends her.

When the festivals of Moharram and Dussehra coincide, Maan finds himself at the centre of religious tensions and the threat of violence.

Vikram Seth’s novel A Suitable Boy is available on Amazon.