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Voices: Our Untold Stories
Dr M L Bangara, who practised in Cinderford from 1915 From Asia to the UK

Migration to Britain from the Indian sub-continent is often thought to have started after independence in 1947 but goes back much further.

file Background to the Asian stories
file Gloucester's Islamic roots
file The county's first Asian doctors
About the authors The Gujarati Muslim community  
Authors Four Asians of different ages and backgrounds uncover fascinating tales.
Ryecroft Street mosque The majority of the county's Gujarati community arrived in England in the 1960s.
 
The Hindu community The Shia Muslim community  
Hindu deity Gloucestershire's first Hindu arrived in Cirencester in 1951 to work for a major.
Gulam Musa The Gujarati community is not Gloucester's only Muslim sect.
 
The Sikh Punjabi community The Pakistani community  
Sikhs praying Sikhs form the largest Indian religious group to have settled in Britain.
Pakistani girl Most Pakistanis in Gloucestershire have migrated here from other parts of Britain.
 
The Asian Christian community The Bangladeshi community  
Manny Masih Most of the county's Asian Christian families come from Kerala in South India.
Bangladeshi woman and child Born under UK rule, many migrated not by choice but to serve their 'mother country'.
 
The Storytellers and their tales Gymnation  
Our Untold Stories Read the stories of how first-generation Asians came to settle in Gloucestershire.
Gymnation Much more than just a fitness centre, this hive of activity is the heart of a community.
 
Roshni Asian Women's Centre Parmjit Dhanda MP  
Children at Roshni women's centre A unique organisation which provides a valuable service to women and families.
Parmjit Dhanda MP The county's first ethnic minority MP won the Gloucester seat while still in his 20s.
 
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Weird West animated graphic Travel News
Our Untold Stories
MORE ASIAN STORIES
Asian colour montage
Introduction
An historical perspective
Gloucester's Islamic roots
Gujarati Muslim community
» Mahmood Patel
» Ebrahim Surty
» Mahmood Moolla
» Salim Kholwadia
Shia Muslim community
» Gulam Musa
Hindu community
» Ramjibhi Popat
» Maniben Patel
» Nandiben Patel
» Lalubhai Patel
» Gulabbhai Patel
Bangladeshi community
» Badsha Meah
» Amzad Ali
» Mohibul Hussain
» Mohibur Rahman
» Waris Ali
» Namder Meah
» Haris Ali
Pakistani community
» Ehsan-Ul-Haq
» Mohamed Sharif
» Babar Vaqas
Sikh Punjabi community
» Avatar Duggal
» Harjit Singh Gill
Christian community
» Manny Masih
Roshni Women's Centre
Gymnation
Parmjit Dhanda MP
The first Asian doctors
Islamic Girls' School
Harry Worrall
About the Authors
» Umara Hussain
» Lalit Dandiker
» Mohammed Hansdat
» Sakina Choudhury
Links page
 
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