Christmas in Calcutta: Anglo-Indian Stories and Essays

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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 community; and 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.
 

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Robyn Andrews is a Senior Lecturer in the Social Anthropology Programme at Massey University, New Zealand. She completed her PhD in 2005 which was based on ethnographic research of Calcutta’s Anglo-Indian community. The author’s main research interest is in Anglo-Indian studies. She is a recipient of several grants from the University towards this area of research. She continues in her research involvement with the community with a focus on the diaspora, life-story collection and ageing in particular. She was awarded a Massey University Women’s Award in 2009. Andrews has published numerous articles in prominent journals and has several published articles in edited volumes.

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Interweaving stories and reflection, this book vividly conveys what it means to be an Anglo-Indian in Calcutta, both for individuals and the wider community. Through her evocative description of lives and experiences, Robyn Andrews captures the vibrancy of the Anglo-Indian community and provides a compelling account of why Christmas in Calcutta is so special.

Author: Alison Blunt

Christmas in Calcutta... has touched upon a wide range of topics―culture, religion, beliefs, people, places, perceptions and much pertaining to the community and its surroundings.... Characters, events and situations come to life as one reads through. The book showcases the Anglo-India community in all its shades, complexities and uniqueness. Author: Allen Brooks

Christmas in Calcutta is one of those books that linger in your mind long after you’ve turned the last page.... Andrews offers a pragmatic, compassionate and upbeat summation on the Anglo-Indians as they are today. Author: Margaret Deefholts Source: Co-owner of Travel Writers’ Tales

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