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.

Author: Mogar Vudoramar
Country: Venezuela
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 24 October 2013
Pages: 368
PDF File Size: 5.29 Mb
ePub File Size: 15.4 Mb
ISBN: 273-5-68927-720-2
Downloads: 1026
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Daijin

She attended Wellesley College in the United States, and graduated with honors in She became an instructor at Sarah Lawrence College and a free-lance writer.

She has written many travel books. The assertion that literature is a voice for the oppressed is very valid, as oppressed people usually need or tend to find comfort in self expression.

Santha Rama Rau – Wikipedia

Yet one must remember that this is a bit more mellow as the Indian children are racially segregated and discriminated against in their school by a British teacher, and are not starving or facing death. As Indians were often discriminated against by the British, it is not surprising that figures like Rau emerged, becoming world renowned free-lance writers, who express their oter voices in literature. 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.


She speaks of how her sister and mother opposed the British, and would not stand being discriminated against one bit to the point nname which her Sister and her leave their school immediately on the first case of discrimination they encounter — whether this was common at the time unfortunately I do not know. Yet it is the knowledge provided in the background to this text, that gives the reader an interesting perspective that perhaps one would not see if they had not have been affected by this context.

Without knowing where exactly in what group and in which location Rau belonged to as a child, the perceiving of the text and conclusion assumed would have been far more different than after knowing that rai is off an Indian family, and grew up in British India.

In conclusion, context provides the reader a bj new perspective for example glasses, or a filter to use as a tool when reading or perceiving the text to look at it in a different light.


In addition to this, I feel as often it is the oppressed or the ones who have a reason to speak up, that are the ones that express themselves using different forms of arts, for example literature.

You are commenting using your WordPress.

Recent Posts

You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.

Skip to content Santya johnsenglishsite Just an IB student bloggin’. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public.

This site uses cookies.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: