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Bengalis in London's East End

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Bengalis in London's East End

Time: January 16, 2011 to February 13, 2011
Location: 4th Floor, Idea Store
Street: Whitechapel
City/Town: London
Website or Map: http://www.ideastore.co.uk/
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Mr Ullah’s, John Eversley and Swadhinata Trust
Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2011

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Event Description

Ansar Ahmed Ullah, the co-author of Bengalis In London’s East End, has helped to put together a new photographic exhibition at the Whitechapel Idea Store.

Created along with Mr Ullah’s co-author John Eversley and volunteers from the Swadhinata Trust, who are based in Brick Lane, the exhibition retraces the history of Bengalis in east London, from the first major wave of settlers who arrived in the 1920s and 1930s.

They were seamen, also known as lascars, who were often employed by the East India Dock Company and who sailed on their merchant ships and tended to settle in Wapping and Shadwell.

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