Bhāṭṛās
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The first Sikhs to migrate from India to the United Kingdom in the 20th century in substantial numbers – in the 1920s – “were ‘Bhat Sikhs,’ more familiarly known as ‘Bhatras’” (Bance, Paul & Anand, 2008, 16). This article prefaces observations of the cultural continuity and change in the UK Bhāṭṛā Sikh community, during the 20th and 21st centuries, …

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Eleanor Nesbitt, “Bhāṭṛās”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 25 May 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-2118_BESO_COM_031690>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712



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