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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, by a su…

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Nesbitt, Eleanor, “Bhāṭṛās”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Editor-in-Chief Knut A. Jacobsen. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2017

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