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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They walked home, and never returned to that school. Wattles, and had no children. We use cookies to give you the best experience possible.

By Any Other Name

Shortly afterward, she published her first book Home to India. She adapted the novel A Passage to Indiawith author E. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sruthi marked it as to-read May 28, Also, when Cynthia goes to lunch she finds her sister and they eat traditional food from their lunchbox.

This is India novel A Passage to India play adaptation. 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.

About Santha Rama Rau.

Cynthia tries to make friends with some of the dozen other Indian children at school. That is simply out of the question. When India won its independence inRama Rau’s father was appointed as his nation’s first ambassador to Japan. Dylan Zhang added it Oct 08, This is just a sample. She graduated with honors in There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Wellesley CollegeWellesleyMassachusetts. Books by Santha Rama Rau.


Refresh and try again. Santha’s paternal family was highly distinguished. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A limited time offer!

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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. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Santha believes when bby is Arma, she does not have care about the day to day aany at school or her actions. Dave Agawin added it Sep 05, Michaela rated it liked it Feb 06, Dianne Sanao is currently reading it Sep 05, Rathimanju marked it as to-read Oct 22, Her mother had always home-schooled both her and her sister, Premila. Cynthia is having a hard time dealing with the fact she is forced to go by another name. She immediately tells her sister grab your pencils and lets go.

Gina Marie rated it it was ok Sep 11, Gabby Bordeos marked it as to-read Sep 14, Pyt Sav rated it did not like it Sep 11, Melissa Lara rated it really liked it Nov 23, She is so happy to leave the persona of Cynthia behind and become Santha again. Here Rama Rau details how her mother’s ancestors had fled Muslim invaders three hundred years ago “to settle inappropriately enough, in another Muslim stronghold, Allahabad”. Want to Read saving….


She is also very aware of all the prejudices, which she is experiencing by observing children changing the way that they dress and where they have to sit in class. When aged 5 and a half, with her 8-year-old sister Premila, she briefly attended an Anglo-Indian School where the teacher anglicized their names.

Retrieved 13 September Retrieved April 27, 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 rice. Lists with This Book.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Deanna Mumfrey marked it as to-read May 21, The environment there they found to be condescending, as their teacher told them that “Indians cheat”.

Sarah-Jeanne added it Aug 30, Views Read Edit View history. Faubion Bowers —; divorced Gurdon Wattles —; his death. She applied to Wellesley CollegeWellesleyMassachusettsin the United Statesand was the first Indian student to be accepted there.

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. Maia marked it as to-read Sep 25, Raquel Ade marked it as to-read Aug 21,