Her grandfather, Benegal Raghavendra Rau, had been one of the earliest Indian doctors educated in western medicine. Another uncle, Benegal Shiva Rao , was an eminent journalist and member of Parliament. 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. The environment there they found to be condescending, as their teacher told them that "Indians cheat".
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Presented as archival content. Learn more. Unlike most articles on Britannica. Rather, they are presented on the site as archival content, intended for historical reference only. Santha Rama Rau, Indian author and journalist born Jan. The family lived abroad for much of her early childhood, and when she was six, they moved to England, where she was educated at St.
In her father was named Indian high commissioner of South Africa , and the family transferred to that country, but at the outbreak of World War II , Rama Rau settled in Bombay now Mumbai with her mother and sister. After studying English literature at Wellesley Mass. College B. In she joined her father, then stationed in Japan, where she became a teacher and met her first husband, American Faubion Bowers, with whom she traveled extensively in Asia. The latter experience formed the basis for her second book, East of Home Following her marriage, Rama Rau accepted a position with Holiday magazine and traveled throughout Africa, Asia, and Russia.
During this period she published travel essays and short stories in such periodicals as The New Yorker and Vogue; completed her third novel, Remember the House ; and wrote a stage adaptation first produced in London, of E.
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