Santha Rama Rau, the author of “By Any Other Name”, was born in Madras, India (now known as Chennai, India) on January 24th, By Any Other Name. Author: Santha Rama Rau. Characters: Santha aka Cynthia (5). Premila aka Pamela (8). Instead of dealing with the. Reader Q&A. To ask other readers questions about By Any Other Name, please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about By Any Other Name.

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Rau writes as in an autobiography or an essay, reflecting back on her memories and experience of being an Indian child in the segregated society of British India. As Indians were often naame against by the British, it is not surprising that figures like Rau emerged, becoming world renowned free-lance writers, who express their oppressed voices in literature. Her father’s elder brother, Benegal Narsing Rauwas a renowned civil otuer, jurist and statesman who had had an important role in drafting the Constitution of India.

otber The New York Times. This site uses cookies. Maia marked it as to-read Sep 25, Pauline McGonagle marked it as to-read Oct 20, Raquel Ade marked it as to-read Aug 21, When namd 5 and a half, with her 8-year-old sister Premila, she briefly attended an Anglo-Indian School where the teacher anglicized their names.


Tiffany rated it liked it Dec 07, Jai also has two stepchildren, Morgan and Ross Mandeville.

Despite being migrants-and, of course, because of it-the women of the family preserved Kashmiri customs such as brewing green tea, cooking in ghee as opposed to oil, and preferring a variety of breads to nxme.

Pyt Sav rated it did not like it Sep 11, They walked home, and never returned to that school.

When India won its independence inRama Rau’s father was appointed as his nation’s first ambassador to Japan. Melissa Lara rated it really liked it Nov 23, Shortly afterward, she published her first book Home to India. Gina Marie rated it it was ok Sep 11, This book toher not yet featured on Listopia.

This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat Sarah-Jeanne added it Aug 30, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Santha’s father was a member of the elite and prestigious Indian Civil Serviceand he held the longest ever tenure —57 as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

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By Any Other Name

Deanna Mumfrey marked it as to-read May 21, Ulfa Destriyanti added it Sep 25, Megan Jeminez marked it as to-read Nov 03, Santha’s paternal family was rwu distinguished. Sruthi marked it as to-read May 28, Books by Santha Rama Rau.


The couple divorced in In all of this, pther fierce sense of origins, their strong feeling for the “Kashmiri Brahmin” community,” remained undiminished even though they were exiled in uncomprehending, if not hostile territory. Retrieved April 27, In her early years, Rama Rau lived in an India under British rule.

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Although the film rights originally required Rama Rau to write the screenplay, director David Lean found her draft unsatisfactory and was able to reject it, although santhx is still credited in the titles because he still used some of her dialogue. While Santha’s father was a south Indian Saraswat Brahmin from Canara whose mother-tongue was Konkani aby, her mother was a Kashmiri Brahmin from the far north of India, who had however grown up in Hublinot very far from Canara.

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