Coping With Two Cultures: British Asian and Indo-Canadian by Ghuman Paul A. Singh

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I had an arranged marriage and two kids. With my savings I have bought this strawberry farm. Here I have a big house now, kids at university and my wife is working in a real estate business. Things are very good now. 1 South Asians in British Columbia YearTotal1903-19061001921951194020001951214819614526197118995Source: Buchignani et al. (1985). Settlement Patterns Chain immigration ensured that newcomers would settle along family, caste, village and religious lines. Here we have the report of a Sikh teacher: I came to my relative in Handsworth near Soho Road in 1959.

In Uganda you had 30,000 who were driven out by Amin. But there were all these people working out the best way to get into England: if you came via Dublin you weren't stoppedthey assumed you were coming from Europewhereas if you came in direct you were likely to be stopped, you were likely to spend some time in a detention centre. The East African Asians were somewhat different from the direct immigrants on a number of counts: they had a good command of English, urban skills and capital to facilitate their adjustment to the United Kingdom.

Settlement Patterns Chain immigration ensured that newcomers would settle along family, caste, village and religious lines. Here we have the report of a Sikh teacher: I came to my relative in Handsworth near Soho Road in 1959. To start with I shared a room with him. Later I got my own room but on the same road. He got me a job in a foundry in Smethwick. Handsworth was becoming very much like a Punjabi town at home. A Muslim factory worker comments: My distant relative was in Balsall Heathso naturally I went there to stay with him.

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