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Jains in the United Kingdom
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While small numbers of Jain students from India have been present in the United Kingdom since the 19th century, it was not until the early 1960s that Jain families arrived from East Africa and the early 1970s when a Jain community presence emerged. This period coincided with the independence of Britain’s colonies in East Afr…

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Shah, Bindi V., “Jains in the United Kingdom”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 29 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2020

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