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” by Santha Rama Rau is a story of the difficulty of holding onto one’s cultural identity when dropped into a different culture. Santha and her . The title of Santha Rama Rau’s short story “By Any Other Name” refers to the character of Santha, who is a five and half year old Indian girl, which experiences .

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By Any Other Name by Santha Rama Rau

Wellesley CollegeWellesleyMassachusetts. Mary rated it liked it Aug 28, Ebony marked it as to-read Dec 17, How to Write a Thematic Essay. Jai also has two stepchildren, Morgan and Ross Mandeville. Her sister Pamela notices that everyone else eats sandwiches like the British children. When her mother gets ill, because her father is rmaa officer of the civil service, they can attend this Anglo-Indian school for free.

Zane Jones rated it really liked it Jan 11, She notices immediately that even though the girl has the Indian jewelry, she wears a cotton dress like the other British to fit in. Sruthi marked it as to-read May 28, 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 she is still credited in the titles because he still used some of her dialogue. To see what your friends nane of this book, please sign up.


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Retrieved 13 September Sarah-Jeanne added it Aug 30, Pamela seems to be more at ease in trying to fit in at the school by changing their ways and their names to what is acceptable by the British school. This is India novel A Passage to India play adaptation.

By Any Other Name. On the first day she has to take a test, Pamela completely changes her attitude from trying to fit in. How to Write Essay in Third Person. Refresh and try again. A limited time offer!

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Also, when Cynthia lther to lunch she finds her sister and they eat traditional food from their lunchbox. Also all Indian children have taken British names.

Retrieved from ” https: They struggle through a long walk and heat to return home. Santha’s paternal family was highly distinguished. The New York Times.

By any other name

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. While Santha’s father was a south Indian Saraswat Brahmin from Canara whose mother-tongue was Konkaniher mother was a Kashmiri Brahmin from the far north of India, who had however grown up in Hublinot very far from Canara.


She must develop an alter ego to deal with this daily experience. When India won its independence inRama Rau’s father was appointed as his nation’s first ambassador to Japan. Wattles, and had no children. Tiffany rated it liked it Dec 07, Cynthia tries to make friends with some of the dozen other Indian children at school.

In her early years, Rama Rau lived in an India under British rule.

Dianne Sanao is currently reading it Sep 05, One of the four Indian children in the back of her class is the girl with braids. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She immediately tells her sister grab your pencils and lets go. Another uncle, Rai Shiva Raowas an eminent journalist and member of Parliament.