Keywords: United Kingdom, Manchester, Punjab, Pakistanis, immigration
I wander through the Curry Mile like it's Delhi! Turbans and shawls, as if it were Delhi!I can't find the words, I breathe in the scents and tear the rose petals, as if this is Delhi.And the speech is here: Urdu, Punjabi, like in Delhi.And the cuisine: kebab there, curry here, like in Delhi.And even a cockroach sleeps with prunes in pilaf,And beer "Cobra" here, of course it's Delhi!Indian Quarter. Curry Mile.
Manchester and its suburbs, along with Birmingham, were the cradle of the industrial Revolution in the British Isles. And today, Greater Manchester retains its position as the largest industrial, financial, scientific and educational center in the north of England. In and around it, 80% of workers in the cotton industry and 85% of yarns and fabrics produced are concentrated.
The city's Indo-Pakistani community, one of the oldest in England, is linked to the production and sale of textiles. Already in the 1930s, several dozen Muslim Punjabis arrived to study at the University of Manchester. Here, on Oxford Road, in the area of the university and the Institute of Technology, Punjabis who were engaged in retail trade settled.
The London" slum riot " in August 2011 spread to Manchester. Raging young people robbed shops and set fire to cars. Some members of the Indo-Pakistani community were also injured during the riots. But there is no information about the participation of their youth in the riots.
I. Y. KOTIN
Doctor of Historical Sciences
A group of Muslim peddlers from Jalandhar-a district in the Indian state of Punjab-appeared in Manchester in the 30s of the last century. The English researcher P. Verbner notes that they belong to the Arain 1 caste.
A second wave of immigration from Jalandhar, often transiting through Faisalabad or even Malaysia and Singapore, where they served in the military, occurred in the 1947-1950s.
The third wave of migrants, mainly from the Punjabi city of ... Read more