10 Facts About Anglo-Indian people


Anglo-Indian people fall into two different groups: those with mixed Indian and British ancestry, and people of British descent born or residing in India.

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In 1919, the Anglo-Indian people community was given one reserved seat in the Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi.

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Public argument against marriages to Indian and Anglo-Indian people women skirted the question of race and focused on their social consequences: they did not mix well in British society, lacked education, were reluctant to leave India when their men retired, and - probably most important of all - would handicap the career of an ambitious husband.

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Anglo-Indian people's mission was successful, and on his return to India, by way of Madras, he received a standing ovation from his countrymen in that presidency; and was afterwards warmly welcomed in Calcutta, where a report of his mission was read at a public meeting held in the Calcutta Town Hall.

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Anglo-Indian people community had a role as go-betweens in the introduction of Western musical styles, harmonies and instruments in post-Independence India.

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The Hammarskjold Killing by William Higham, is a novel in which a London-born Anglo-Indian people heroine is caught up in a terrorist crisis in Sri Lanka.

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The looser definition of Anglo-Indian people encompasses the likes of cricketer Nasser Hussain, footballer Michael Chopra and actor Ben Kingsley.

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Between 1952 and 2020, the Anglo-Indian people community was the only community in India that had its own representatives nominated to the Lok Sabha in Parliament of India.

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In January 2020, the Anglo-Indian people reserved seats in the Parliament and State Legislatures of India were basically abolished by the 104th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2019, but extended to 2030.

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Anglo-Indian people'storically, the term Anglo-Indian was used in common parlance in the British Government and England during the colonial era to refer to those people, who were of British descent but were born and raised in India, usually because their parents were serving in armed forces or one of the British-run administrations, such as its main government; "Anglo-Indian", in this sense, was a geographically-specific subset of overseas or non-domiciled British.

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