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Christmas in Calcutta: Anglo-Indian Stories and Essays

Price : $24.75
ISBN # : 9788132113485
Author : Robyn Andrews
pages: 264
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Published : 2014

Calcutta has one of the largest Anglo-Indian populations in the world. This is a community with members who occupy a wide range of socio-economic positions and who live a variety of lives that are always nuanced by their being Anglo-Indian. However, the community has been conveniently stereotyped by the media. Christmas in Calcutta goes beyond the stereotype and delves deep in this study of the Anglo-Indian community in Calcutta. The book comprises life stories, memoir pieces and essays on issues of contemporary interest. It is organised into four sections: 'Identity' focuses on the origins, characteristics and the constitutional definition of the community, 'Faith' or specifically the practice of Christianity, is the subject of study in the second section, 'Education' points out some of the failings of the education system for the communityand the final section, 'Community Care', talks about Anglo-Indian care and the consolidation of their community through this care. By drawing on the vital lives of real individuals, the author hopes that there is a change to the lens through which these people of India are viewed.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Thursday 30 January, 2014.
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