NAVIGATING RACE AND NATIONAL IDENTITY FOR ANGLO-INDIANS IN THE STRUGGLE FOR RIGHTS AND RECOGNITION IN COLONIAL CALCUTTA, 1821-1830

Brent Howitt Otto

Abstract


This article examines Anglo-Indian constructions of national and commmunal identity through the public discourse in the colonial press.  In the context of various measures by government that restricted Anglo-Indians, they argued for rights and recognition by deploying rhetoric that sometimes engaged and at other times rejected the very prejudices that lay at the root of their marginalization.

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