F or most, the story of British Asians starts somewhere in the s, with economic migrants arriving from the subcontinent to counter the postwar labour shortage in steel mills in the north and factories in the south. And the British Asian contribution to national culture is often reduced to two things: food and fashion, the saris-and-samosas take on celebrating diversity. Welcome, then, to Susheila Nasta's photographic anthology Asian Britain , which records an untold social history. Here are Tory Asians marching in support of Margaret Thatcher, alongside pictures of Asians protesting against fascism in the 60s, or the first Sikh Elvis impersonator. While the achievements of second- and third-generation Asians are well documented, it is the images of earlier waves of immigrants that are most poignant. Up to 7, Indian students, seamen, servants, politicians and intellectuals had settled in Britain by
Sajid Javid tops list of most influential Asian people in Britain
Sajid Javid tops list of most influential Asian people in Britain | Sajid Javid | The Guardian
Asian British people also referred to as British Asians or Asian Britons  are a multi-ethnic group of UK residents who identify as and are perceived to be Asian people. They constitute a significant and growing minority of the people living in the United Kingdom, with 6. This represented a national demographic increase from a 4. Represented predominantly by South Asian ethnic groups , census data regarding birthplace and ethnicity demonstrate around a million Asian British people derive their ancestry between East Asia , Southeast Asia , Central Asia and West Asia.
The home secretary, Sajid Javid , has toppled the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, from number one on the list of the most influential Asian people in Britain. Khan is now ranked second. He does take a stand and, when he speaks, people listen.