Asian Indian Culture, History, Statistics
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Their religion, their dance performances, associations with others of their language and beliefs and their food all help those in Oklahoma whose ancestry traces back to India keep touch with their homeland.
Asian Indian people in Oklahoma: Guldeep Singh

Asian Indian people in Oklahoma: Guldeep Singh

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

Guldeep Singh has worked hard to turn the India Palace in Tulsa into one of the state’s finest Indian restaurants. Like many of Oklahoma’s Asian Indian immigrants his success was built on hard work. Guldeep has been working hard in the restaurant business since he travelled from Jalandhar, Punjab, to Santa Fe, N.M., at 19 years old. He went straight to work at a restaurant, also called India Palace, where he worked as a chef and as a server.

Metro Sikh leaders discuss safety, community response

News | Published: Thu, Aug 9, 2012
Sarbjit “Sabi” Singh, a retired Oklahoma City engineer, talks about being Sikh in America at a gathering at the Sikh Gurdwara of Oklahoma, 4525 NW 16, where he worships. PHOTOS BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN

Several leaders with the Sikh Gurdwara of Oklahoma, a group of metro area Sikhs, met Wednesday to talk about safety measures that may need to be put in place in the aftermath of a fatal shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple.

Asian Indian culture in Oklahoma

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

Through food, dance, language and worship, people of Asian Indian descent express their culture in Oklahoma. Many different religions are practiced in India, but among Oklahoma’s Asian Indians, Christianity is particularly well represented. Many of the state’s Asian Indians come from southern India, which has a sizeable Christian minority.

Asian Indian history in Oklahoma

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

In 1920, the first Asian Indian resident in Oklahoma was reported as a “Hindu” in the census. By 1930, that number had risen to five and a decade later there were 10 Asian Indians in Oklahoma. A change in immigration law in the 1970s led to more immigration from India. By this time, many of Oklahoma’s 2,880 Asian Indian immigrants were professionals who held one or more college degrees

Asian Indian Oklahoman statistics

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

While no 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates information is available for Asian Indian Oklahomans because the population falls below the 20,000 threshold, this chart includes Asian Oklahomans of more than one race.

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