Eight components[ edit ] The earliest classical Sanskrit works on Ayurveda describe medicine as being divided into eight components Skt. Principles and terminology[ edit ] Further information: The word "ayurveda" is Sanskrit: Like the medicine of classical antiquity, Ayurveda has historically divided bodily substances into five classical elementsSanskrit panchamahabhutaviz.
People of mixed British and Indian descent were referred to as " Eurasians ". Terminology has changed, and the latter group are now called "Anglo-Indians",  the term that will be used throughout this article.
Ina pamphlet entitled "Thoughts on how to better the condition of Indo-Britons" by a "Practical Reformer," was written to promote the removal of prejudices existing in the minds of young Eurasians against engaging in trades. This was followed up by another pamphlet, entitled "An Appeal on behalf of Indo-Britons.
John William Rickettsa pioneer in the Eurasian cause, volunteered to proceed to England. His mission was successful, and on his return to India, by way of Madrashe received quite an ovation from his countrymen in that presidency; and was afterwards warmly welcomed in Calcutta, where a report of his mission was read at a public meeting held in the Calcutta Town Hall.
Intermarriage declined after the events of the Rebellion of after which several anti-miscegenation laws were implemented. Consolidation[ edit ] Over generations, Anglo-Indians intermarried with other Anglo-Indians to form a community that developed a culture of its own. Their cuisinedress, speech use of English as their mother tongueand religion Christianity all served to further segregate them from the native population.
A number of factors fostered a strong sense of community among Anglo-Indians. Their English language school system, their Anglo-centric culture, and their Christian beliefs in particular helped bind them together.
The Anglo-Indian community also had a role as go-betweens in the introduction of Western musical styles, harmonies and instruments in post-Independence India. During the colonial era, genres including ragtime and jazz were played by bands for the social elites, and these bands often contained Anglo-Indian members.
They felt a loyalty to a British "home" that most had never seen and where they would gain little social acceptance. Bhowani Junction touches on the identity crisis faced by the Anglo-Indian community during the independence struggle. They felt insecure in an India that put a premium on participation in the independence movement as a prerequisite for important government positions.
Many Anglo-Indians left the country inhoping to make a new life in the United Kingdom or elsewhere in the Commonwealth of Nationssuch as Australia or Canada. The exodus continued through the s and s and by the late s most had left with many of the remaining Anglo-Indians still aspiring to leave.
Unlike the Parsis, the mass migrations saw more of the better educated and financially secure Anglo-Indians depart for other Commonwealth nations.
There have been nine reunions, with the latest being held in in Calcutta. Several narratives and novels have been published recently. In order to encourage the integration of the community into the larger society, the government stipulates that a certain percentage of the student body come from other Indian communities.
At least seven other Anglo-Indians subsequently reached that post, a notable achievement for a small community.
A number of others have been decorated for military achievements. Barrowits secretary for the better part of half a century. Most Anglo-Indians, even those without much formal education, find that gaining employment in schools is fairly easy because of their fluency in English.
Several charities have been set up abroad to help the less fortunate in the community in India. Foremost among these is CTR Calcutta Tiljallah Relief — based in the USwhich has instituted a senior pension scheme, and provides monthly pensions to over seniors.
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