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date submitted 28.08.2010
date updated 28.08.2010
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The Secret Race: Anglo-Indians

Warren Brown

A special collection of writings on the History, Heritage and Culture of the Anglo-Indian community

 

Anglo-Indians are the only English speaking, Christian community in India, whose Mother tongue is English and who have a Western lifestyle in the sub-continent of India. Anglo-Indians originated during the Colonial period in India. When British soldiers and traders had affairs or married Indian women their offspring came to be known as Anglo-Indians or Eurasians in history.

 
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Lucia13 wrote 1101 days ago

Hello Warren. I was glad to find your book was about this subject matter. My favourite books are about, or set in India and the information you've given the readers about the AngloIndians is fascinating. I read all 12 chapters that you have uploaded. I felt like it was a smooth read with many interesting vignettes about the people that comprise this culture. It was like taking a walk through time and being given a personal tour of the landmarks of this culture.

Interestingly enough, Chapter 12 answered a question I proposed in one of my blogs last week. I watched an Indian moved called 'Guzaarish'. Although this movie was in Hindi with English subtitles, often the actors would speak entire lines in English. I couldn't figure out why this was the case, but now I know!

Any invading country that establishes an empire is sure to leave their footprint. I thought you carefully considered so many aspects as to how the British influence impacted the nation of India. I liked that I could tell that you put a lot of research into this piece and not once did I feel any doubts about your content.
I enjoy nonfiction more than I enjoy fiction, and to find a book about India is indeed a rare treat for me on Authonomy! Best of luck with this!

Lucia
Vein Fire

Kerry M wrote 1115 days ago

Hi Warren, this is right up my street in terms of subject matter! I like this kind of cultural history writing. One question - is this a straightforward documentary type book or will it be more of a personal memoir as well? If it's the former there is a little too much 'tone' from the narrator e.g. third para of intro "This is partly due to the fact of the racial prejudices in Western society today." Also, in chapter two it felt the links between the different subject matter of the paragraphs weren't totally related. Overall, it reminded me of Slaves in the Family (completely different topic but similar genre). Would love to read more. Kerry M (Her Soul To Keep)

caughtintheact wrote 1118 days ago

A great deal of fascinating information about a group of people who should be celebrated for their contributions. Thank you for sharing it.

Laura Adams (Leap of Faith)

Miguel Martins de Menezes wrote 1118 days ago

lovely book!
it makes me remember concepts coming out of my father!
success!

Nigel Fields wrote 1186 days ago

Warren,
The Secret Race is very enlightening. My first character (a woebegon mystery) was Anglo-Indian, though I could have benefited from more research. I had developed this MC after watching Madame Sousatzka--a general but powerful influence. Anyway, to your writing. Very elegant and crisp. Bravo. Thank you for uploading your works here. Love the screen name. Starred highly.
Cheers!
John B Campbell (Walk to Paradise Garden)

klouholmes wrote 1331 days ago

Hi Warren, Looking towards the future where it would seem that the DNA branches of the Anglo-Indians could be discovered was stimulating. I know little about that group of people and the family descriptions along with their placement in India absorbed me. The personal tone alternating with the information is a nice format. Shelved - Katherine (The Swan Bonnet)

PATRICK BARRETT wrote 1331 days ago

When you point out all the different combinations of race and the diverse titles associated with them in one sub-continent it makes me realise how ridiculous it all is worldwide. This is a fascinating insight and I will be back to read more. Paula Barrett (Cuthbert-how mean is my valley)

Warrenpeace21 wrote 1334 days ago

Dear Susie,

Thank you for taking the time to read and appreciate the history of my race. Wishing all the very best always
Regards
Warren


Dear Warren, Well, here I am at your 2nd book. :) I love that your have informed me about Anglo-Indians/Eurasians which I knew nothing about, being in California my 70 years of life. :) I am blessed by your 2 books. :) Hope you'll take a moment to back my 2 memoir books. :) Thanks so very much. :) Love, Susie :)

name falied moderation wrote 1334 days ago

Dear Warren

I have to comment on your short and long pitch, as they both encourage your reader to delve deeper into your book. you certainly have a way of crafting that really keeps me ( your reader) wanting to really finish this read As one reads your work it becomes obvious that you have done done much research which gives addedd interest.


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The VERY best of luck to you

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The Letter

SusieGulick wrote 1335 days ago

Dear Warren, Well, here I am at your 2nd book. :) I love that your have informed me about Anglo-Indians/Eurasians which I knew nothing about, being in California my 70 years of life. :) I am blessed by your 2 books. :) Hope you'll take a moment to back my 2 memoir books. :) Thanks so very much. :) Love, Susie :)

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