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Old September 10 2010, 02:37 AM   #44
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

ares93 wrote: View Post
indian as in native american of indian as in from india?
Choudhury (in various spellings) is a very common surname in India. Jasminder is a fairly common Indian given name.

And most Indians today who speak English do so with a British accent, or a mix of British and Indian accents, because of the long history of British presence in India. That probably influenced how I wrote Choudhury's dialogue, which might be what gave the impression of Britishness. But it's Kadohata who's explicitly a Brit.

Of course "British ancestry" can mean a lot of things. Indians, Pakistanis, etc. are the largest nonwhite ethnic population in the United Kingdom.
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