Paul Harris was a picture of concentration as he kept recording the final on his video camera. The 40-year-old is making a documentary, End of the Raaj, to provide a historical perspective on Anglo-Indians. “It is a self financed project. The film traces the history of Anglo-Indians from the late 15th century to this time. I’m planning to screen the documentary, which is meant for non Anglo-Indians, at the eighth re-union of Anglo-Indians at Perth later this year,” said Harris. An Anglo-Indian living in Melbourne, he is also planning to visit the US, the UK, New Zealand and Canada to speak to historians and scholars who have done research on Anglo-Indians. “The experience has been fantastic so far. I have learnt that the saying “the more you know, the less you know” is absolutely true. Anglo-Indians have contributed handsomely to the overall growth of post-independent India. ‘Anglo-Indians and sports’ will be an important part of the documentary. I was amazed to know that many Anglo-Indian hockey stars have played a major role in bringing six Olympic gold medals on the trot to India from the 1928 Games. Meeting the incomparable Leslie Claudius on the sidelines of the event here was humbling,” he added.
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