Balti Britain A Journey Through the British Asian Experience

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Publisher's Synopsis

Sardar travels to Asian communities throughout the UK to tell the history of Asians in Britain - from the arrival of the first Indian in 1614, to the young extremists in Walthamstow mosque in 2006. He interweaves throughout an illuminating account of his own life, describing his carefree childhood in Pakistan, his family's emigration to racist 1950s Britain, and his adulthood straddling two cultures. Along the way he asks: are arranged marriages a good thing? Does the term 'Asian' obscure more than it conveys? Do vindaloo and balti actually exist? And is multiculturalism an impossible dream?

Book information

ISBN: 9781847080820
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.8914041
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 294g
Height: 197mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 27mm