10 January 2004

Anglo-Indian Convention in Australia

Radio Australia carries a report of a recent Anglo-Indian convention in Melbourne.
They've survived generations of negative stereotypes and mistrust, often finding themselves ostracised by both mainstream Indian society and their British colonial masters.

But today, Anglo-Indian communities around the world say they're ready to reclaim the best of both sides of their ancestry....

There are about 125,000 Anglo-Indians living in India today, with almost as many living abroad - many in Australia.

They're the descendants of people who had a European father and an Indian mother - a mainly Christian community first established about 400 years ago in Kolkata - formerly Calcutta.
Yet another category of TCK/Global Nomads. I wonder what percent of the world population we're up to now.

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