The London party only numbered eight--the Fussells, father and son, two Anglo-Indian ladies named Mrs.
Warrington herself, leading the quiet child; the two Anglo-Indian ladies were always last.
Jos's friends were all from the three presidencies, and his new house was in the comfortable Anglo-Indian
district of which Moira Place is the centre.
Then the grey sky-line brightened into silver, and in the broadening light he realized that he had been to the house which belonged to an Anglo-Indian Major named Putnam; and that the Major had a native cook from Malta who was of his communion.
By no social law, rigid or implied, could he be supposed to linger round the lunch of the Anglo-Indian friends; but he lingered, covering his position with torrents of amusing but quite needless conversation.
A soldier stood as a sentry outside, and a superior soldier, an Anglo-Indian
officer of distinction, sat writing at the desk inside.
I cannot trace the feeling to its root; perhaps the place was built by an Anglo-Indian
Then came the Battle of North India, in which the entire Anglo-Indian
aeronautic settlement establishment fought for three days against overwhelming odds, and was dispersed and destroyed in detail.
Whereat the Principal gave him much good advice as to his conduct, and his manners, and his morals; and others, his elders, who had not been wafted into billets, talked as only Anglo-Indian
lads can, of favouritism and corruption.
Another time the place was full of schoolboys--sons of Anglo-Indians
whom the Infant had collected for the holidays, and they nearly broke his keeper's heart.
He takes issue with the modern popular image of British India as a cultural desert and of Anglo-Indian
society as unremittingly philistine.
The sisters readily acknowledge that they were more fully immersed in an Anglo-Indian
culture than their parents or grandparents, largely because so many British people had left for Britain in 1947.