Chapter 9

Management of Diversity Including Gender Issues and Cross-cultural Dynamics

Opening Case: Surviving in a Melting Pot of Culture

Sankaran was born in a middle-class orthodox Tamil Brahmin family. His father, Shibaraman, was a school teacher and his mother, Sabitri, a homemaker. Sankaran’s two elder sisters were married rather early, right after their graduation. Sankaran was the youngest in the family. Though they were never rich, Sankaran’s every need was well taken care of. He never had to do anything except study. After his senior school leaving examination from the local school, Sankaran enrolled in the Department of Computer Engineering at the university engineering college. Before he wrote his final semester examination, he was ...

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