Between December 2009 and June 2010, I spent 6 months traveling through 9 countries, including India, Singapore, the UAE, Qatar, USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia filming and interviewing people for my current production called End of the Raaj.
End of the Raaj is a documentary about the history of the Anglo-indian community. The anglo-Indian community has a history of over 500 years since the Portuguese first arrived on the shores of southern India. Followed by the Dutch, the French and the English, initially for trade, later for conquest, various parts of India were colonised by Europeans leading to the formation of a community of mixed European and Indian descent. This microscopic community has a rich and colorful history, largely ignored by historians in the context of colonial India.
Using interviews with a cross section of Anglo-indians and non Anglo-Indians in 9 countries including historians, academics, community leaders and with the aid of archival footage, old photographs and video, End of the Raaj will provide the audience with a perspective on the history of the Anglo-Indian community.