United Kingdom
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Hindus first migrated to the United Kingdom in the 19th century, though it was post-World War II when they began to arrive in significant numbers. In the 21st century, however, the majority of UK Hindus are not migrants. They are second and third generation Hindus who were born in England (and in smaller numbers in Scotland, Wales, or Northe…

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Kim Knott, “United Kingdom”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000195>
First published online: 2012

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