Editor: Dr Krishna Adhikari
With Foreword by: Prof Surya Subedi, OBE
Publisher: Centre for Nepal Studies UK
Pages: 228 (total)
Price: £5 or above charitable price
Based on the CNSUK’s large scale survey of Nepalis in the UK in 2008 and up-to-date information from the Home Office, Office of National Statistics, Nepal Census and many other sources, CNSUK has published a book on Nepalis in the UK. Published in January 2012, the book was launched on 28th January by NRN’s Chairman Jiba Lamichhane and Patron Upendra Mahato at a function in London. The following is the abstract of the book. “Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis have served Britain as Gurkha soldiers for almost two centuries, but it is only since 2004 that they have started to come and settle in the UK. Since the 1950s and increasingly since the 1990s, Nepali professionals, economic migrants and students have also made the UK their home. However, their actual numbers, demographic characteristics and state of integration are still not well known. Mainly based on a large-scale survey conducted by CNSUK in collaboration with the Non-Resident Nepali Association UK, and supported by various Nepali networks of voluntary organizations and individuals, this book offers concise and reliable information on a range of issues related to Nepalis in the UK including migration, health, religion, education, employment, ex-Gurkhas, social organizations and integration.