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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Sha Curington rated it it was amazing Aug 15, How to Write a Critical Analysis. 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 notices immediately that even though the girl has the Indian jewelry, she wears a cotton dress like the other British vy fit in. Deanna Mumfrey marked it as to-read May 21, In all of this, their 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.


She adapted the novel A Passage to Indiawith author E.

Shuyunxue marked it as to-read Nov 22, How to Write a Thematic Essay. That is simply out of the question.

By any other name

On the first day she has to take a test, Pamela completely changes her attitude from trying to fit in. Retrieved April 27, Her mother had always home-schooled both her and her sister, Premila. We will write a custom essay sample on By any other name specifically for you. J marked it as to-read Nzme 05, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. One of the four Indian children in the back of her class is the girl with braids. She gives them the new names of Pamela and Cynthia.

Cynthia is having a hard time dealing with the fact she is saantha to go by another name. Tiffany rated it liked it Dec 07, 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”.

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She is so happy to leave the persona of Cynthia behind and become Santha again. How to Write a Summary of an Article? Views Read Edit View history.


Kendre Oliver added it Aug 21, The environment there they found santhw be condescending, as their teacher told them that “Indians cheat”. Dianne Sanao is currently reading it Sep 05, This is India novel A Passage to India play adaptation.

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Raquel Ade marked it as to-read Aug 21, When her mother gets ill, because her father is an officer of the civil service, they can aantha this Anglo-Indian school for free. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Megan Jeminez marked it as to-read Nov 03, Books by Santha Rama Rau.

There she was educated at St Paul’s Girls’ Schooland left in She was also saying that the British wanted their own customs and were unable to accept or appreciate Indian customs. A limited time offer! Santha’s name was changed to Cynthia and her sister’s na,e changed to Pamela.

Her sister Pamela notices that everyone else eats sandwiches like the British children. Dave Agawin added it Sep 05, Retrieved from ” https: Mary rated it liked it Aug 28, Gabby Bordeos marked it as to-read Sep 14, About Santha Rama Rau.