An insight into how five generations of a family lived as Domiciled Anglo Indians for almost two hundred years in India during the British Raj, with British ancestry on both sides of the family. We discover the early ancestors' story of military battles in the 18th century and more about professions on the railway, in education, and in medicine. We will also learn the stories of the grandmothers and their lives as seen through the eyes of their granddaughter. There are wonderful family sepia images throughout this particular talk with anecdotes and historical facts, data, and records which will intrigue both family historians but also those who are interested in learning more about how life was for those living in British India. This talk provides a fascinating glimpse into a real family, real stories, and how history ran parallel in their own lives.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Meet The Speaker, Jenny
Jenny’s career has been the culmination of several instinctive paths in her life which have led her to enjoying being an author and now a public speaker. Her years in BBC Television production followed by a career based on travelling around the world re-ignited her passions for cooking, India, research and writing. Jenny manages to bring to light the personal stories behind five generations of her ancestors who lived out in India during the British Raj. Her stories are brought to life spectacularly with a treasure trove collection of family sepia photographs which go back to 1865.
Preparing for the Event
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