Indra Das’s 2023 The Last Dragoners of Bowbazar is a stand-alone modern fantasy novella.
Ru St. George has an English surname but his face does not say “English” to his Calcutta1 neighbors. Perhaps the St. Georges are Chinese … or Naga or Mizo. The people of Calcutta are determined to know how each person and their families fit into the grand scheme of things. Lacking solid information from the St. Georges, they spin pleasing fantasies that appear to explain the facts on hand.
Nobody in Calcutta has the smallest inkling of how far the St. Georges travelled to reach India.