Fallacies and Realities of the Anglo-Indian Stereotype: Verification through 'our' Primary Source, Namely "Raj Days to Downunder": Voices from Anglo India to New Zealand, and to Some Extent CTR Chronicles


  • Dorothy McMenamin


In this second article of Dorothy Mc Menamin’s she raises the question of how little is known of Anglo-Indian Indian ancestry which would have come from the maternal side. She links it to the issue of class identity. The paternal line is much easier to trace but many Anglo-Indians find that their maternal ancestry is shrouded in obscurity. It is indeed a hard task but it would be of great value if life histories came forth that shed some light on this area.