Anglo-Indians – Who Are They? #MondayMusings

We keep talking about ‘Anglo-Indians’ – but who are they? Today the AIP #MondayMusings series takes us back to a post addressing this very question. It may sound like an easy answer – take a look at the legal definition and there you have it. But, what about the culture, tradition, socio-economic place, community and identity (to name but a few). It’s problematic to define a person based on collective characteristics, aggregated demographics or imposing political definitions.

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There are lots of competing definitions of what an Anglo-Indian is. The starting point is usually the legal definitions (see previous post addressing this). The official line seemingly that an Anglo-Indian is a person descended from a European male line whose family is permanently resident in India. But, human beings are more than a political-definition… 

One starting point is to identify Anglo-Indian values. A question the AIP has previously posed to Anglo-Indians and those of Anglo-Indian descent. The responses to the question were varied – whilst not definitive – raised some common themes and interesting points

Read the full post here: Anglo-Indians – Who Are They?


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