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Santha Rama Rau / Jul 10, 2020
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  • Title: Home to India
  • Author: Santha Rama Rau
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  • Page: 363
  • Format: Hardcover
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      • Santha Rama Rau

        Santha Rama Rau 24 January 1923 21 April 2009 was an Indian American travel writer.Source.

    546 Comments

    1. A memoir of the author s teenage years in India during WWII Rau and her older sister grew up in London, but returned to Bombay with their mother when their diplomat father was stationed in South Africa They tried living in South Africa, but her mother packed them up when she went to a movie theatre and found a sign reading Indians, natives, and dogs are not allowed It s hard to review this in a way that differentiates it from the many other books about people grappling with cultural identity and [...]


    2. I m not sure how to explain it, but reading her travel novels always gives me the sense that I would have loved to have been her friend Her insights and observations are so candid Of course, she s still very much writing for a Western audience with editors pushing and prodding her work in the direction they feel is most profitable On one hand, she has to lure the West into seeing India as a cosmopolitan country filled with promise on the other, she has to sell books.I could go on and on, but The [...]


    3. I have been reading the new eversion of this memoir and am delighted by its tone of voice and intimate depiction of a family of women in India during the second world war Santha Rama Rau is a witty, engaging story teller with an astute eye for personal foibles as well as state politics This is one of the first popular books by an Indian woman writer in the U.S.


    4. I had read this book when I was twelve or so and enjoyed it however, I think the historical content was somewhat beyond my scope of knowledge Rau shares her memories of returning to India at the beginning of WWII after spending a decade being educated in England The India to which she returns is strange to her, and she finds herself caught between two cultures Her family is prominent her father is a diplomat, and her mother is an activist Rau actually meets Nehru and hears Gandhi s speech once a [...]


    5. I loved this little memoir and read it twice, wanting Written just as WW II was in full force, its backdrop is the period leading up to India s violent, bloody independence from Great Britain The author, Indian born, has lived and studied in England from the age of 6 So when she, her mother, and sister return home to Bombay, India and its mannerisms are a bit foreign to her She is clearly western at age 16 but so hoping to embrace her Brahmin home land She scandalizes her grandmother by not be [...]


    6. It was interested to learn from an Indian Brahmin how India was changing during WWII Her descriptions of the conflicts between generations and the changes that India would be experiencing were insightful Rama Rau, knew Gandhi and Nehru personally Although superficial, her perspective of the men were very interesting I got this book at a holiday church fair and it has sat on my self for a few years I am glad that I finally got to it.


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