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I am a fledgling American author writing a novel including a 28 year old U.S. graduate school student that is the daughter of an Indian father and deceased Singaporean Chinese mother. Hopefully; someone can help me develop a key piece of the characters history.

In Mumbai during the mid to late 1990s, would a Chindian girl relocating from Singapore, with good English but minimal grasp of Hindi, have been treated differently by her Indian secondary school teachers, classmates and the parents of her classmates? Could she have been subject to shunning, discrimination, taunting, bullying, etc. b

Tags: mumbai, singapore, education
Asked by George Bean, 02 Sep '11 12:16 am
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1.

Not at all
not differently,
nor any shunning,discrimination,bullying etc
she would find it nice experience
and enjoy it
Answered by anil garg, 22 Oct '11 06:53 pm

 
  
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Indians are used to treating and being treated discriminately. But normally a foreigner will get a positive discrimination here. Indians or Mumbaiites are more comfortable with Hindi language despite knowing english and not knowing hindi would deprive a person from having fun and being informal with the students. In my opinion there wont be any shunning or negative discrimination. Taunting and bullying could be possible but only by a section of people and that could happen with everyone. In her case it could be moderate. Indians get a little nasty with racism and if she looked more like a chinese, she would be called names..
Answered by Hedonist Fakir, 02 Sep '11 12:32 am

 
  
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She Could not have been subject to shunning, discrimination, taunting, bullying, etc. I believe because in India , especially big cities have people of different nationalities who are not hated or tortured for their different complexio, structure or language.
Answered by Om Shrivastava, 02 Sep '11 12:22 am

 
  
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There are all kinds of schools in Mumbai. The most expensive ones are at par with European and American schools. There are lot of foreigners studying in these global schools and they face no discrimination even in the 90s. The story is different for rest of the schools.
Answered by Carly Larson, 02 Sep '11 12:22 am

 
  
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She will not get it same treatment if she studies at some well reputed english medium school where foreigners study.Also if she is pretty then boys will chase her but girls will be bitchy.
she will still feel half indian.
Answered by indra sen, 02 Sep '11 12:21 am

 
  
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