An Anglo Indian In Love Paperback – 2018
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"It is said that the memories of one’s growing years form the deepest impressions. Nothing could be truer. In the mid-1950s I spent my early years in Calcutta when the city’s culture was a blend of the colonial times and the first flush of independence. It was an interesting mix which made Calcutta one of the most livable cities in the country. Optimism and hope mingled with old world charm to offer the denizen the best of both worlds. As a 10-year old student of the Our Lady Queen of the Mission School referred to in this story, the Anglo-Indians made a big impact on me. Especially the flamboyant sort who rode powerful motorcycles with sexy girls in short skirts riding pillion. As I grew older, this community dwindled in number, as many of them migrated to the UK, Australia, Canada and other places around the world. This community was born out of the union of British men and women of Indian origin in early colonial times. This union was encouraged by the rulers to expand their presence significantly. It created for them a workforce for top positions in the railways, missionary schools, customs, excise, posts & telegraph and forest departments and elsewhere. Their control was complete and the Anglo-Indians were more British in their ways than the British themselves. This story is about a married Anglo-Indian who falls in love with an Indian boy young enough to be her son. The story also refers to the deep-rooted scar of the white-skin complex left by the Anglo-Indian community which continues to exist to this day. Though a piece of fiction, the story draws heavily from incidents I was witness to during my growing years. I hope that I have been successful in my attempt. For this story is my tribute to the city I cherish. A place of which I have the fondest of memories. Strange as it may sound, I haven’t had the opportunity to visit it ever since I left it half-a-century ago. I hope both, the city and I, won’t be separated for much longer anymore."
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Britishers ruled India for a very long time. During the British period, the Britishers and the Indians weren't allowed to marry and their child born from their mating were called as illegal - Anglo Indians. After the Britishers left the country, the Anglo Indians were neither accepted by the Britishers nor by the Indians. Indians hated the Anglo Indians and treated them as unacceptables .
But amongst all this discrimination, a love story was brewing between Dilip- an Indian and Cindy- an Anglo Indian. Dilip, known as Dada had a disturbing past and Cindy always reminded him of it. Cindy was of his mother's age but love knows no bounds. Cindy, who went through bad marriages found herself attracted towards Dilip but he reminded him of his son. Will they'll be able to conquer their love despite their age gap?
I enjoyed reading the book .The story is a short and quick read. The characters are well described and developed. The language is easy and understandable. The narration is smooth and the story is fast paced.
Recommended to all the readers!
Author- Tapan Ghosh
Publication date- 2 Dec 2017
Format- Kindle Edition
What happens when a hot-blooded young man and a beautiful older woman from diametrically opposite backgrounds are thrown together in a violent situation? The confrontation begins with a misunderstanding. Anger gives way to repentance and understanding as circumstances take over.
But it is not as simple as it sounds for the couple who are slowly drawn together. They must overcome the barriers of religion, culture, language and socio-economic background that threaten to pull them apart. Not to forget the burden of societal norms, their traumatic past and the age difference between them.
This is the heart-wrenching tale of Cindy, a 36-year old Anglo-Indian beauty trapped in an abusive second marriage. The result of an English captain’s affair with a beautiful Indian girl, Cindy represents the dilemma of the Anglo-Indian community in post-colonial India of the 1950s.
Shunned by the Indians who viewed the community as being British loyalists and not being Indian enough to be part of the mainstream, the Anglo-Indians felt a sense of loss of identity after the rulers left India in 1947. While many members of the community migrated to foreign shores, there were others who were left facing a future with little hope because they were not seen to be foreign enough to be accepted by the west.
This is the story of Dilip, the local hero who must overcome his traumatic past. Disowned by family and exploited by the local politicians, Dilip – fondly called dada by friends and well-wishers – is a hero to many who see him as a modern-day Robin Hood. Yet, there are many others for whom he is the despicable local toughie. Who is the real Dilip?
The path of love is never easy. There is Cindy’s abusive husband Bert who thinks nothing of challenging Dilip to a fight unto death for trying to win his wife’s affections. What will happen to Dilip’s childhood friend and sympathiser, Liora who knows Dilip better than Dilip himself? And what does Cindy’s wise aunt Gloria feel about her niece’s love for an outsider like Dilip? Does she believe that there is a future for Cindy and Dilip together?
Set in the Calcutta of the 1950s, the former capital of British India serves as a fitting backdrop to the tensions and undercurrents that existed between the representatives of the erstwhile rulers and the ruled.
Is Dilip able to redeem himself? Can Cindy make a clean break from her past and begin life anew? Will the two be able to break through the several hurdles that threaten to pull them apart forever? Read the story if you believe in true love being causeless.
"An Anglo-Indian in Love" is a second book by Tapan Ghosh. It is a short romantic fiction work. The title of book is simple awesome, alluring, and same goes with the title.
The characters in the book are Dilip, Liora, Cindy, Bert, Gloria. Dilip (aka Dada) is an Indian guy who loves to play football. Liora is Dilip's childhood friend. Cindy is 36 years Anglo-Indian women who is teacher of English Literature. So, the story is about Dilip and Cindy who has a lot of age difference in their age, as Dilip was the same age of son of Cindy and at some point of their life they fall for each other. Does age really matter when it was about true love's devotion? What kind of love was this between Dilip and Cindy?
Liora was childhood friend of Dilip who was always been there for Dilip and Dilip for her. Liora too had romantic inclination for Dilip but not from Dilip. She being sad didn't express her love for Dilip in any ways. She knew him more than he knew himself, such was their friendship. What kind of love was this between Dilip and Liora?
Amidst, the love of Liora for him, Dilip had strong feelings for Cindy. So he cared for Cindy.
Was he serious about her? How would their communities accept this relationship?
This book described about Anglo-Indian community in Calcutta in 1950's.
The language used in the book is lucid and grammar is simple to understand. The writing and presentation kept me engaged with book.
This is one time wonderful read.
What I liked-
The friendship between the characters Dilip and Liora is what I liked the most. Bengali and hindi language used in between in funny and beautiful. The line I liked used to describe Dilip was "Worshipped by some and dreaded by others"
When Cindy gets confused about relationship with Dilip and the lines used to describe that situation were "Her mind and her heart seemed to be a battle ground at that moment with ethics and dedication in war"
Points of improvement-
The meanings of Bengali lines used in the book should be given in English too.
About the Author-
"Life is all about striking a balance. That’s what I do. Balance work with things that excite me. Not that work doesn’t."
An engineer by qualification, my passion for work has driven me to be an entrepreneur, a pioneer in my field and a patent holder as well.
But, as they say, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Very true, because I get bored easily. The adventure seeker in me learnt to fly a plane (I hold a flying licence). The creative side of me seeks expression in writing scripts, some of which have been made into short films.
One of these scripts lost its way and ended up being published as a novel. Friends tell me that there is a bit of me in it. Perhaps! Because, what is creativity but an expression of the creator? And expression comes when you feel the experience, not merely live it.
Expression must reach out. And that’s why I am here. To amuse, to entertain, to inspire or merely to strike a chord within you. Of course, I’d be happy if you tick all the boxes. We talked about balance, didn’t we?
My final verdict-
The book is short read and recommended to romantic genre readers.
Title- 4/5 stars
Cover- 4.5/5 stars
Blurb- 4/5 stars
Plot- 4/5 stars
Writing and presentation- 4/5 stars
Overall rating- 4.1/5 stars
Reviewed By- Sudarshan Jagtap
It’s a simple, sweet story full of love. Firstly, the cover is interesting and eye catchy. The plot of the story is interesting. The story is set in Calcutta. The book takes us back to 1950, telling us about Anglo-Indian community.
There were many Bengali words used by the author. The story is well narrated in a crisp and simple way. I loved how the story started. The author narrated the story in a mature way. That is something I liked most about this book. The way the author conveyed each and every situation, was wonderful. The characters that the author made were strong, having a different perspective. Though I wish if the author could give more details about the characters. One can easily connect with the story well. It’s a saga of love between an Indian and Anglo Indian. The language used by the author is simple and interesting. One can easily connect with the story.
I found a close description of what they call as PLATONIC LOVE in the entire novel..Portrayed as Loira and Cindy, the two women love the hero in a way that knows no bound.