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Saumya Singh Ajatashatru is not pronounced as "A jackal that ate you" .Not even close ...u can search rajputs on Wikipedia. People with the surname Rathod/Rathore are Rajputs "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajput" who used to be warriors/kings ...not Fakirs /saints etc.
I would be really surprised to see a Rathore/Rathod fakir.Maybe he/she is a fake rathore/Rathod
Should have done some research as far as surnames go in India.


Katherina I don't think the pronounciation guides in this book are serious. I read it in German and laught heartily because they transmitted additional jokes so I guess the surnames were chosen for the sake of "can you create a pun out of it" and not for the sake of any accuracy.
(Kudos to the translator who had to create new puns for German, btw)

But thank you for the insight - I did not know that.


Ahmad Al-mutawa I agree with @Katherina. The pronunciation of the name is not consistent, and changes every time the name is exposed to the reader, making it a funny and comedic.


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