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Nikita Lalwani

Nikita Lalwani
Nikita Lalwani
In a HARDtalk interview broadcast on 4 September, Stephen Sackur talks to the author Nikita Lalwani.

Can parents who pressure their children to achieve at all costs end up doing more harm than good?

In the UK increasing numbers of academically gifted children are being "hot-housed": intensively tutored and despatched to university at an early age.

Nikita Lalwani's acclaimed novel Gifted tells the story of a maths prodigy pushed by ambitious parents.

Her book raises questions about family, identity and culture.

Stephen Sackur asks if pushy parenting is a form of abuse.

HARDtalk is broadcast on BBC World News at 03:30 GMT, 08:30 GMT, 14:30 GMT, 20:30 GMT and 22:30 GMT

HARDtalk can also be seen on BBC News at 04:30 BST & 23:30 BST

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