14 September 1961 The borough of Southall claims to have more Indians living within its boundaries than any other in the London area, and probably more than in any other area of the UK

Two completely unconnected events, the senseless viciousness in Cannon Street, Middlesbrough, and the fast of Master Tara Singh in the Golden Temple, Amritsar, have brought into the headlines the unobtrusive but sizeable community of Indian workers which has grown up in this country. That these immigrants have settled down in almost every large city in Great Britain without the outbreaks of publicity which have attended the settlement of the West Indians does not mean that they have not had their difficulties or that their integration is proceeding without hitch, but it is a hopeful portent.

The borough of Southall claims to have more Indians living within its boundaries than any other in the London area, and probably more than in any other area of the United Kingdom. Indeed it is the saris, salvars, and turbans which distinguish the rows of small houses in short tree-lined streets, the uninspiring high street, and light industries of Southall from all the similar districts of Outer London. But the exact number there, or in the United Kingdom as whole, is impossible to estimate exactly.

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