Over 1 billion people live in India, the most populated country in the world except for China.
India loves films and film songs, producing the most films in the world in some of its 18 official languages – that’s a lot of subtitles!
Mainly a Hindu country, Qawwali music played by Muslims is popular in films and at weddings. Although Indian Muslims are a minority of 12% of the population there are more Muslims in India than in neighbouring Pakistan.
In Britain, most families of Indian descent live in Greater London, Glasgow, the Midlands and Cardiff. In Leicester 25 % of the population is of Indian descent.