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By Rochelle Almeida

ISBN-10: 1498545882

ISBN-13: 9781498545884

Anglo-Indians shape the human legacy created and left in the back of at the Indian sub-continent through ecu imperialism. whilst Independence used to be completed from the British Raj in 1947, an exodus numbering an envisioned 50,000 emigrated to nice Britain among 1948–62, below the phrases of the British Nationality Act of 1948. yet sixty atypical years after their resettlement in Britain, the “First Wave” Anglo-Indian immigrant group maintains to stay imprecise between India’s international diaspora.

This publication examines and reviews the convoluted routes of version and assimilation hired through immigrant Anglo-Indians within the technique of discovering their area of interest in the context of globalization in modern multi-cultural Britain. As they advanced from immigrants to settlers, they underwent a cultural metamorphosis. The homogenizing labyrinth of ethnic cultures by which they negotiated their way—Indian, Anglo-Indian, then Anglo-Saxon—effaced distinction yet created one more hybrid identification: British Anglo-Indianness.

Through meticulous ethnographic box study performed amidst the group in Britain over a decade, Rochelle Almeida presents facts that immigrant Anglo-Indians stay at the cultural outer edge regardless of greater than part a century. certainly, it'd be argued that they have got attained digital invisibility—in having created an altogether attention-grabbing new amalgamated sub-culture within the united kingdom, this Christian minority has ceased to count number: either, between South Asia’s diaspora and inside of mainstream Britain. via a serious scrutiny of multi-ethnic Anglophone literature and cinema, the modes and techniques they hired in looking integration and the explanations for his or her near-invisibility in Britain as an immigrant South Asian group are heavily tested during this much-needed volume.

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