About the Journal
The International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies publishes scholarship relevant to the Anglo-Indian experience that draws on current theory to understand that experience, interrogates literature and other types of media depicting Anglo-Indians, and engages with contemporary and historical issues for Anglo-Indians in India and the diaspora. We also welcome and encourage comparative scholarship which places the Anglo-Indian experience in dialogue with that of other social groups. Submissions are to be made by email to our Editorial Assistant who manages the blind review process: [email protected].
This special issue of the journal focusses on three short films written and produced by literary and theatre studies scholar, Glenn D’Cruz. Glenn is the author of Midnight’s Orphans (2006), a work that is recognised as a significant contribution to scholarship on Anglo-Indians. He has also produced a number of films which reflect on aspects of Anglo-Indian experience and creative representations about Anglo-Indians. This special issue introduces readers to three of his films, via his own introduction, and offers a critical response from three scholars each of whom engages with one of these films in a separate article. The films are presented in the order in which they were produced, beginning with Re-Viewing Cotton Mary (2002) and addressed in an article by Priya Alfonsa Matthew. A Passage from India: Anglo-Indians in Victoria (2004) is presented next and critically interpreted by Keith Butler. D'Cruz's work moved in other directions for a number of years but returned to the theme of Anglo-Indian experiences in his 2022 film, Vanitas, which explores the person of his father, his relationship to Glenn, and the dynamics of their immigrant family. Vanitas is featured in Asijit Datta's article, "Spectral Lives and Stories".
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