The Punjabi diaspora in the UK : an overview of characteristics and contributions to India
Title: The Punjabi diaspora in the UK : an overview of characteristics and contributions to India
Series/Number: Migration Policy Centre; CARIM-India Research Report; 2013/08
The recognition of diaspora contributions towards their home country through remittances, investments and networks has facilitated a shift in attitude and thinking regarding migration, from brain drain to “brain bank”, “brain gain”, “brain trust” and “brain circulation”. This shift in thinking is also evident in India in recognition of the manifold contributions being made by the Indian diaspora to the home country. This paper examines the historical and socio-economic characteristics of one important Indian diaspora community, the Punjabis in the UK and discusses the latter’s contributions to India and to its home state of Punjab.
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