Volume : 2, Issue : 4, APR 2016

PROSPECTIVE OF ANGLO-INDIAN WOMEN WRITERS

Rajashekhar M Yarbagi

Abstract

Anglo-Indian women played a pivotal role in shaping the culture and mores of the Anglo-Indian community in India - and they still continue to do so wherever they live around the world today. Whether they are the wind beneath the wings of their men folk, well-loved matriarchs and home-makers within the family fold, dedicated social workers, or successful professionals holding their own in the arenas of medicine, law, accountancy and politics, our women are the unsung heroines. Yet it seems that almost every book that has reference to Anglo-Indians has something derogatory to say about Anglo-Indian women. It is imperative that we provide a balanced view of the Anglo-Indian woman - not exaggerated in any dimension (no pun intended) - just the way she was and is.

Keywords

Anglo-Indian women, matriarchs and home-makers within the family.

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