The Anglo-indians, a community that is fast disappearing


The Anglo-Indians are one of the many communities of India. They are the descendants of European men who had relations with Indian women when India was under the control of European colonial powers ( Netherlands, France, Portugal and of course Great Britain) from the XVII° century. Most of them are the descendants of british civil servants, soldiers,  traders or tea planters who had relations with low status women, many of them belonging to castes where prostitution was a tradition. In these days, European women were reluctant to come to India because travelling by boat was time consuming. So men were encouraged to meet and marry Indian women. Mixed-race children were then baptized so as to assure them a better future.

( Descendants of portuguese, french,…men are also called anglo-indians. All of them speak english and almost none is (was) illiterate) Because of their origins, Anglo-Indians were poor. So they tried to compensate their poverty by practising professions in the railways, in the industry, in the…

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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