These books may be useful for those wanting to know more about the various elements of this story - British tea-planters in India, the Anglo-Indian community in India and Dr Graham’s Homes. Some of the books are quite old but can be found on Amazon or at local libraries. ‘A Century of Children’ by Simon Mainwaring was bought in Kalimpong and may not be available elsewhere.

Jane’s Publications

McCabe, J. ‘From Polo to Poultry: A Planter’s Legacy’, in Annabel Cooper, Lachy Paterson and Angela Wanhalla (eds), The Lives of Colonial Objects (Otago University Press, 2015)

McCabe, J. ‘Settling in, From Within: Anglo-Indian Lady-Helps in 1920s New Zealand’, in Victoria Haskins and Claire Lowrie (eds) Colonisation and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge, 2014).

McCabe, J. ‘An Ideal Life: Anglo-Indians in the NZEF’, in Katie Pickles, David Monger and Sarah Murray (eds) Endurance and the First World War: Experiences and Legacies in New Zealand and Australia (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), 196-214.

For articles appearing in academic journals, please click here

British Families in India

Elizabeth Buettner, Empire Families: Britons and Late Imperial India, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Vyvyen Brendan, Children of the Raj, London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2005.

Margaret MacMillan, Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives, and Daughters of the British Empire in India, New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007.

Tea Planters in Assam

George Barker, A Tea Planter’s Life in Assam, Calcutta: Thacker, Spink and Co, 1884.

F.A. Hetherington, Diary of a Tea Planter, Sussex: The Book Guild, 1994.

A. Ramsden, Assam Planter, London: J Gifford, 1945.

Anglo-Indians in India

Indian settlers in New Zealand

Jacqueline Leckie, Indian Settlers: The Story of a New Zealand South Asian Community, Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2007.

W.H. McLeod, Punjabis in New Zealand, Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev University, 1986.

Dr Graham’s Homes

Simon Mainwaring, A Century of Children, Kalimpong: Dr Graham’s Homes, 2000.

James Minto, Graham of Kalimpong, Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1974.

‘We Homes Chaps’: A film made by Kesang Tseten about the Homes centenary in 2000. A review of this film can be found here.