“Anglo Indians are a misunderstood community and popular perception is of a wayward, lazy people given to wine, song and dance. It is important to understand the historic background of the community to gain a more balanced assessment. Most of the misconceptions relate to the poorer sections of the community. Anglo Indian contribution to the nation is immense and far in excess of its microscopic size particularly in military, sports and games, and in the running of services such as the railways, post and telegraphs and the police,” says author Hari Baskaran.
His book These Bloomin’ Anglos offers a historic perspective of the community and takes a balanced look at the community, the prejudices it faced and its proud achievements.
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