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The Sikh migration to Burma, now renamed Myanmar, was an important component of global Sikh migration from the 1880s onward and remained a popular destination for about six decades. Many Sikhs in India reflect with nostalgia on their Burma days, even after many years in India. Sikhs first came to Burma as part of the British Indian Army, followed by labor immigration through which Sikhs sought employment in services, agric…

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Swarn Singh Kahlon, “Burma”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 23 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712

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