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My Father's Untold Story

My Father's Untold Story


“I remember I adored my father in my youth and wanted to be like him when I grew up. Now I am eighty- five years going into eighty-six. I can’t say I am anything like him. When I was a child, life was different. Being one of the ten children made life more complex. I was the seventh child and the third daughter. So, I barely knew my father. He was always there in the house commanding respect. No one was given any especial attention. But everyone received care and love. In documenting his life, I had to rely on my memory of the things I absorbed from a distance. A word, a phrase, a comment, said during events.” Rosaly Puthucheary, teacher, writer, poet, mother, sister, daughter.

庫存單位: 978-1-5437-6737-7

    "There is something cathartic about reading one's own family in relation to historical events that define the psyche of a Nation, it simply gives greater context to our own existence."

    - Sanjay C Kuttan, writer, poet, son.

    "A riveting story of a young man with big dreams who arrives in Singapore from Kerala in the early 1900s."

    - Dr Anitha Devi Pillai, Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.


    ISBN 978-1-5437-6737-1

    Format: Paperback

    Pages: 164pp

    Printing: Black&White


    Rosaly Puthucheary, started writing poetry in her teens. Her first poem was published in the daily, The Singapore Standard in 1952.

    Her poems “The Quarrel” and “The Song’’ were published in the periodical, The Young Malayans in 1956.

    She left teaching to study at the University of Singapore in 1969. Her poems appeared in the Singapore Undergrad in 1969 and 1970. After graduation, she started teaching in 1972 at Raffles Girls’ school where she taught English Literature. Then she was posted to Anglo Chinese Junior College in 1984 where she taught General Paper and English Literature.

    She did her parttime masters in the National University in Singapore in 1986. Her poem “Future” appeared in Pacific Quarterly Moana in 1979. Her poem “The Jog” appeared in ACJC annual in 1987.Her article, “A study of Parthasarthy’s Rough Passage” was published in Indian Writing in English in 1980.

    Her poems “The Rap ‘and Á Reel” appeared in the anthology More Than Half the Sky in 1998.

    She retired from teaching in 2001 and enrolled at the National University of Singapore in 2002. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy was conferred on her in February 2006 by the National University of Singapore.

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