Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part VIII

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It’s been over 3 months since the last time out to reflect on progress, this is a review of the past few months. It’s easy to lose track of information and begin getting confused by it all, so this is another quick summary of:

(1) Where is the Anglo-Indian Project up to?


(2) What next for the Anglo-Indian Project?

This summary will focus on progress since the last review posted on 14 October 2016.

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Since the last review 36 posts have been published on a range of topics and are summarised below in broad subject areas with the number of posts in brackets.

(I) PEOPLE (5)

The records of Frederick Augustus MurrayCecilia Veera Hassett Murray and Sarah Ann Blakeman were discovered following the trip to Bombay in September, and there are more to come in 2017. There were also two posts acknowledging the birthdays of Stanley Wheeler and Elaine Cynthia Wheeler, who would have been 99 and 93 respectively – two of the fundamental inspirations of the AIP.


More travel posts on Bombay (Mumbai), particularly, a trip to Sewri Cemetery and insight into life in Bombay by EverythingBombay. More travel reflections and insight to come in 2017.


A few posts which focused on resources for genealogical research, some resources focused on family names in Britain and Ireland and some reflective thought from Akala on the history and distortion of British values 


The Anglo-Indian Project Christmas series 2016 dominated the posts in the past three months, covering 24 insightful Anglo-Indian and / or genealogical gifts in 150 words or less, from resources to recipes to AIP reflection and commentary via films, links, images and writing (all listed below).

  1. Why study our ancestors
  2. The Gateway of India
  3. Elaine Cynthia Hassett (1923-1981)
  4. Good reads: The Anglo-Indians, a 500 year history
  5. Resources for genealogical research
  6. Mumbai: City of dreams
  7. Stanley Wheeler (1917-2004)
  8. Anglo-Indians, who are they?
  9. Anglo-Indian-isms
  10. Families in British India Society (FIBIS)
  11. Edith Aileen Hassett (1903-1963)
  12. Britains Forgotten Grandchildren: The story of an Anglo-Indian family
  13. Anglo-Indian Project: Quick facts
  14. John Pereira
  15. Anglo-Indian food
  16. Christmas in Calcutta
  17. 2017 UK-India Year of Culture
  18. Hilda Mildred Hassett (1885-1913)
  19. Indian Railways
  20. What is the Anglo-Indian Project?
  21. Presidencies of British India
  22. Post 200
  23. An Anglo-Indian Christmas
  24. Merry Christmas
  25. Christmas review



2016 has provided yet more food-for-thought and 2017 already looks set to deliver more. A number of family baptism, marriage and burial records are yet to be analysed, many reflections on the trip to Bombay to be written up and endless Anglo-Indian recipes to be cooked, tasted and shared. These will all be posted in the near future. The ‘bank of draft posts’ and new ideas for taking the project further grow by the day. Reflecting on the AIP – vital for keeping focus – will continue.

2017 will have an additional edge with the planned UK-India Year of Culture, a crucial year for highlighting the Anglo-Indian Community and the Anglo-Indian Project plans to be involved in doing so.

Hopefully this summary is a useful point to pause and reflect.

Links to previous summaries:


Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part I (12 posts)

Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part II (21 posts)

Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part III (24 posts)

Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part IV (18 posts)


Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part V (25 posts)

Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part VI (36 posts)

Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part VII (24 posts)

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