Wednesday, 23 March 2011

In India, Anglo-Indian culture is fading fast | Seattle Times Newspaper

Breakfast tea from a cup and saucer, Agatha Christie murder mysteries and Mills & Boon romances, a weekly visit from the hairdresser who sets a dowager's delicate hair in a 1940s-style wave. Sometimes a tailor comes to make copies of the garments beloved by Anglo-Indian women of a certain age. Floral tea dresses, for example.

Nation & World In India, Anglo-Indian culture is fading fast Seattle Times Newspaper

Massey Research Online: Being Anglo-Indian : practices and stories from Calcutta

Robyn Andrews writes about the Anglo-Indians of Calcutta in her thesis.

Massey Research Online: Being Anglo-Indian : practices and stories from Calcutta : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Social Anthropology at Massey University

Calcutta's Anglo-Indian Poet and Icon

Where would you find the greatest Anglo-Indian poet
today?In the old burying ground of Calcutta, on the
south side of Park Street,amid obelisks,pyramids,pillars
and tombs of various forms, at the western extremity,
"next to the monument of Major Maling on the south,
"lies the mortal remains of one of the highest gifted
and most accomplished,Henry Louis Vivian Derozio,a
poet, philosopher and thinker, who passed away at the
age of 22.Derozio was an Anglo-Indian(referred to as an
Eurasian during his lifetime) poet and teacher who was
born in Calcutta on the 10th of April,1809.

Calcutta's Anglo-Indian Poet and Icon

Fears for the decline of Anglo-Indian cooking

Will Anglo-Indian recipes and cooking disappear in India? It will over a period of time, as Indian cooking starts to be called Anglo-Indian cooking and the authentic anglo-indian recipes are forgotten. Where are the Grandmothers and Mothers of the 1940s-1960s today, who would cook "the genuine" anglo-indian dishes?

BBC News - Fears for the decline of Anglo-Indian cooking

Anglo-Indians defy stereotypes

An article on the Anglo-Indians of Calcutta, the past, the present and the future.

BBC NEWS World South Asia Anglo-Indians defy stereotypes

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Bow Barracks Forever-The Movie Trailer

Bow Barracks Forever- A movie about a fictionalized account on the Anglo-Indians of Bow Barracks Calcutta.
YouTube - Bow Baracks Forever - Teaser

Cotton Mary (Movie) Soundtrack - Opening Titles

Cotton Mary, an Anglo-Indian movie.

YouTube - Cotton Mary (Movie) Soundtrack - Opening Titles

Queenie-Merle Oberon

Mia Sara in "Queenie", the movie about the life story of Anglo-Indian actress and hollywood legend Merle Oberon.

YouTube - Queenie con Mia Sara

Bhowani Junction (1956)

Bhowani Junction- An Anglo-Indian movie worth watching.

YouTube - Bhowani Junction (1956) 3 of 8

Memory, identity and productive nostalgia by Dr. Alison Blunt

Anglo-Indian Home and Identity by Dr. Alison Blunt.

"Home and identity have been important themes in recent work on people of mixed descent and on diaspora (see, for example, Arnott, 1994, Brah, 1996 and Ifekwunigwe, 1999), and have been the central focus of my research on Anglo-Indian women in the fifty years before and after Independence. My research spans the community in India, Britain and Australia, and explores home and identity in relation to imperialism, nationalism, decolonization and multiculturalism on three key scales (Blunt, forthcoming). On a household scale, I investigate social reproduction and material culture and explore the European and Indian influences that have fashioned a distinctively Anglo-Indian domesticity. On a national scale, I study the intersections of home, identity and nationality for Anglo-Indians, and how ideas about Britain as fatherland coexisted with ideas about India as motherland. Finally, I consider transnational geographies of home and identity for Anglo-Indians living both in an imperial diaspora in British India and across a wider diaspora since Independence."

Memory, identity and productive nostalgia:

Geographies of diaspora and mixed descent: Anglo-Indians in India and Britain - Blunt - 2003 - International Journal of Population Geography - Wiley Online Library

Anglo-Indians in India and Britain, a research document by Alison Blunt.

Geographies of diaspora and mixed descent: Anglo-Indians in India and Britain - Blunt - 2003 - International Journal of Population Geography - Wiley Online Library

Provinces of British India

British colonial authorities ruled India with two administrative systems: About 60% of territory of the Indian sub-continent were provinces and territories directly under British colonial administration, 40% of the sub-continent were native Indian ("princely") States under direct treaty relations with British India (A-J and K-Z).

Provinces of British India

Anglo-Indian Stereotypes by Megan Stuart Mills

"Colonial Studies place the Anglo-Indians within the anti-nationalist European camp in keeping with what Ahmad has described as a descent into 'indigenism'. (1991) The juxtaposition of Europeans against Indians encourages an assumption of unanimous Anglo-Indian identification with British aims."
Anglo-Indian Stereotypes by Megan Stuart Mills. York University.

Domicile and Diaspora - Alison Blunt

(Research Document)Domicile and Diaspora-Anglo-Indian Women, an Index by Alison Blunt, 2005.

Index - Domicile and Diaspora - Blunt - Wiley Online Library

A land we could have called home !

The Anglo-Indian community online

A land we could have called home ! - The Anglo Indian Community

Anglo-Indian Study and Research

Anglo-Indian Research documents online

The Australian People and the Anglo-Indian community

Anglo-Indian history and the Anglo-Indians of Australia, a book extract.

The Anglo-Indians in Australia

Anglo-Indian Presence in Indian Sport

The disappearing Anglo-Indian presence in Indian Sport. Download the document.

A Fade Out of Anglo-Indian Presence in Indian Sport

British India and Genealogy Studies

Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies

Anglo-Indian railway family histories

Anglo-Indian railway family histories by Laura Bear.

Public genealogies: Documents, bodies and nations in Anglo-Indian railway family histories

Skinner versus The East India Company

Skinner v. East India Company (1666) [6 State Trials 709-770]

This case, while primarily famous for it's role in determining the balance of power between the King and Parliament, also shows contemporary legal thought on the relationship of the EIC's settlements in India to metropolitan law. In brief the case revolved around Skinner, an English spice merchant, who went to the went to the House of Lords in an attempt to receive damages from the EIC for seizing a warehouse and island from him in the East Indies. The House of Lords referred the petition to the primary common law court of the land, the King's Bench. The learned justices of the King's Bench gave it as their opinion that such matters “beyond the seas” could not be cognizable in the metropolitan courts.

Anglo-Indian legal history: Documents

James Skinner (East India Company officer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James Skinner CB (1778 – 4 December 1841) was an Anglo-Indian military adventurer in India, who became known as Sikandar Sahib later in life, and most known for two cavalry regiments he raised for the British, later known as 1st Skinner's Horse and 3rd Skinner's Horse (formerly 2nd Skinner's Horse) at Hansi in 1803, which still are a part of the Indian Army [1]

James Skinner (East India Company officer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir Henry Gidney – Anglo-Indian

Lt. Col. Sir Henry Gidney was the first prominent leader of the Anglo-Indian Community. Born in Igatpuri, near Nagpur, Gidney was educated in various cities: Bangalore, Calcutta, and Allahabad. As a qualified physician, he joined the army to render active service in China during the Boxer Rebellion. In 1904, he married Grace Wignall, daughter of a Yorkshireman, from Agra. After separation from his wife, who had returned to England, he was posted as a civil surgeon to Kohima where he joined an expedition against the headhunters. He later helped his group thwart a Naga raid. (Read more at the link given below)

PROFILE: Sir Henry Gidney – Anglo-Indian Portal

Frank Anthony-Anglo-Indian Leader

The Life of Frank Anthony an Indian Politician, Anglo-Indian Leader of the community in India, writer and an Educator.
Frank Anthony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Secret Race: Anglo-Indians

A modern 21st century look at a unique race of Anglo-Indians.
Anglo-Indians are the only English speaking, Christian community in India, whose Mother tongue is English and who have a Western lifestyle in the sub-continent of India. Anglo-Indians originated during the Colonial period in India. When British soldiers and traders had affairs or married Indian women their offspring came to be known as Anglo-Indians or Eurasians in history.

The Secret Race: Anglo-Indians by Warren Brown in History

Ways of a quaint world

Read the latest book, The Anglo-Indian Absconder Soldier Daddy penned by Norman Ivan Marshall

The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) Metro Ways of a quaint world

Anglo-Indian heritage being lost

The loss of Anglo-Indian Heritage according to Boca Raton

Boca Raton man sadly observes Anglo-Indian heritage being lost - Sun Sentinel

Welcome to the Anglo-Indian Archives and Research International Online

Hello and Welcome to the blog on the Anglo-Indian community worldwide.This online resource is devoted to the Anglo-Indian community and all documentation and research on the community over the years. You are welcome to share your stories and research materials on this blog. Thank you for taking the time to visit. We will be adding more interesting content to this online resource over time.