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Author Andrews, Robyn.

Title Christmas in Calcutta : Anglo-Indian stories and essays / Robyn Andrews
Published New Delhi, India : SAGE Publications Pvt Ltd., 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xlviii, 218 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part One. Identity: Angeline : typically Anglo-Indian; Essay: Culture and identity; Irene : questions of identity -- Part Two. Faith: Dulcie : the kindness of strangers and an everyday faith; Essay: A Christian community in changing times; Jane : God-given opportunities -- Part Three. Education: Peter : the less the education, the fewer the opportunities; Michael Robertson : education and the community; Essay: Reflections on dilemmas in education; Philip : with education comes success -- Part Four. Community Care: Philomena Eaton : social service convenor extraordinaire; Essay: Community care and consolidation; Barry O'Brien : charismatic politician; Meryl : life, last days and care -- Final words: Reflections on research and the community
Summary 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 origi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-212) and index
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Subject Anglo-Indians -- India -- Kolkata -- Biography
Anglo-Indians -- India -- Kolkata -- Ethnic identity
Anglo-Indians -- India -- Kolkata -- Social conditions
Christian biography -- India -- Kolkata
Community life -- India -- Kolkata
Education -- Social aspects -- India -- Kolkata
Kolkata (India) -- Biography
Kolkata (India) -- Ethnic relations
Kolkata (India) -- Religious life and customs
Kolkata (India) -- Social conditions
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 8132118812