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The boy with many names

posted Apr 25, 2010, 11:05 AM by Big Fudge   [ updated Apr 25, 2010, 9:41 PM ]
Why does Vikas Swarup choose the name "Ram Mohammad Thomas" for his protagonist?

Well, after watching this episode of South Park, it was probably to not offed different religions. That was also the reason he was given the name from Father Timothy. Originally, Padre Timothy  named him "Joseph Michael Thomas," obviously a very Christian name. Ram was named this until on page 38, were Father Timothy was confronted by 3 men from the All Faith Committee asking if he recently adopted an infant orphan boy. "Yes, the poor boy's adoptive parents have disappeared, leaving him in my care." Father Timothy said, still wondering what this visit is about. The 3 men then asked what did he name the boy. Father Timothy replied with the Christian name as expected. Then the 3 men asked, "How do you know he was born to Christian parents?" After they talked a few more spells, about how mobs are attacking churches that were converting people and how it would be wise to rename the boy for the safety of the church. "Look, if it takes a name change to get the mob off my back, I will do it. How about if I accept both your suggestions and change the boy's name to Ram Mohammad Thomas? That should satisfy everyone."(39) All ends well I suppose, no mob attacked the church 8]

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