Novels with an Indian theme
Novels with an Indian theme have been referred to as Anglo Indian fiction.
Note however, that Anglo Indian fiction does not refer to fiction by, or about, persons of mixed British and Indian race. Rather it refers to fiction by British writers living in India, or British writers with a connection to India, or even, in some contexts fiction by Indian authors written during the British Raj period.
Authors, Anglo Indian fiction
- See Authors
- W D Arnold [William Delafield], Lieut. 58th Regiment, BNI, author of Oakfield or Fellowship In the East, refer below
- W. Robert Foran. He wrote many non fiction books, mainly connected with Africa, but The Border of Blades : an Anglo-Indian Romance, refer below, is the only known book of fiction connected with India.
- "Studying Anglo-Indian Novels: A Forgotten Genre" by Ayusman Chakraborty. The Golden Line A Magazine of English Literature, Bhatter College, Dantan, West Bengal.
- "Colonial Discourses: Series Three: Colonial Fiction, 1650-1914" ampltd.co.uk. Contains a bibliography of general works and fiction from India.
Historical books online
- A Survey Of Anglo-Indian Fiction by Bhupal Singh 1934. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Archive.org version, different digital file
- Oakfield or Fellowship In the East by W D Arnold [William Delafield], Lieut. 58th Regiment, BNI [Bengal Native infantry]. 2nd edition 1854 Volume I Archive.org. Volume II Google Books. Oakfield or Fellowship In the East Wikipedia, which states "The novel is an indictment of the moral standards of the British regiments in India." Originally published (1853) using the pseudonym Punjabee. Volume II is set in the period of the 2nd Sikh War.
- The Dead Man's Gift: a Tea-planter's Romance by Herbert Compton (London) 1890. British Library Digital Collection. Herbert Eastwick Compton Wikipedia.
- The Border of Blades : an Anglo-Indian Romance by Captain Bedford Foran 1916 Archive.org. Author is cataloged as William Robert Foran. Set in Peshawar and the North West Frontier. W. Robert Foran Wikipedia. W R Foran (aussiehunter.org) indicates he was in India with the British Army for a short time in the early 1900s.