This item is certified authentic by Todd Mueller Autographs and comes with their Certificate of Authenticity. (24 January 1923 21 April 2009). Santha was born the daughter of Sir. An Indian public servant, and his wife. An early advocate of. Santha’s father was a member of the elite and prestigious. And he held the longest ever tenure (194957) as. Reserve Bank of India. Santha’s paternal family was highly distinguished. Her grandfather, Benegal Raghavendra Rau, had been one of the earliest Indian doctors educated in western medicine. Her father’s elder brother. Was a renowned civil servant, jurist and statesman who had had an important role in drafting the. Was an eminent journalist and member of Parliament. While Santha’s father was a. Her mother was a. From the far north of India, who had however grown up in. Not very far from. In her early years, Rama Rau lived in an India under. 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. Santha’s name was changed to Cynthia and her sister’s was changed to Pamela. The environment there they found to be condescending, as their teacher told them that “Indians cheat”. The incident was recounted in Rama Rau’s short memoir entitled “By Any Other Name”. Around 1929, she accompanied her father on a political trip to. There she was educated at. St Paul’s Girls’ School. And left in 1939. And was the first Indian student to be accepted there. She graduated with honors in 1944. Shortly afterward, she published her first book Home to India. When India won its independence in 1947, Rama Rau’s father was appointed as his nation’s first. Japan, she met her future husband, an. After extensive traveling through Asia and a bit of Africa and Europe, the couple settled in. Rama Rau became an instructor in the English language faculty of. New York, in 1971, also working as a freelance writer. She adapted the novel. A Passage to India. S approval, for the theater. Of the same name. Was produced for the. United Kingdom, in 1960 for 261 performances, and then on to. In New York City where it was staged 109 times. It was adapted by John Maynard and directed by. For BBC television’s. Play of the Month. Although the film rights originally required Rama Rau to write the screenplay, director. Found her draft unsatisfactory and was able to reject it, although she is still credited in the titles because he still used some of her dialogue. Rama Rau is the author of Home to India , East of Home , This is India , Remember the House (a novel), My Russian Journey , Gifts of Passage , The Adventuress , (a novel), View to the Southeast , and An Inheritance , as well as co-author with. Of A Princess Remembers: the memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur. In 1951 and had one son, Jai Peter Bowers in 1952. The couple divorced in 1966. In 1970, Rama Rau married Gurdon B. Wattles, and had no children. Died in November 1999 and is survived by his son, Jai. Jai is currently living in. With his wife, Deborah Bowers, and has a daughter, Whitney Bowers. Jai also has two stepchildren, Morgan and Ross Mandeville. The item “Writer Santha Rama Rau Hand Written Letter on 4X6 Card Todd Mueller COA” is in sale since Monday, January 13, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat, Ukraine.
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