Bangla Stories web resource

H Begum, Commodifying Multicultures: Urban Regeneration and the Politics of Space in Spitalfields (Unpublished PhD thesis, QMUL, 2004)

S Carey, Curry Capital: The Restaurant Sector in London’s Brick Lane (Working Paper, Institute of Community Studies, 2004)

National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, Local Knowledge: Case Studies of Four Innovative Places (NESTA, 2010)

Our Migration Story web resource 

A Ullah and J Eversley, Bengalis in London’s East End (The Swadhinata Trust, 2010)

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C Adams, Across Seven Seas And Thirteen Rivers (Eastside Books, 1987)

C Alexander, J Chatterji and A Jalais, The Bengal Diaspora: Rethinking Muslim Migration (Routledge, 2016)

L Collingham, Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors (Vintage, 2006) 

C Forman, Spitalfields: A Battle For Land (Hilary Shipman, 1989)

S Glynn, Class, Ethnicity and Religion in the Bengali East End: A Political History (Manchester, 2015)

C Holmes, John Bull's Island: Immigration and British Society, 1871 - 1971 (Macmillan 1988)

J Jacobs, Edge of Empire: Postcolonialism and the City (Routledge, 1996)

R Lichtenstein, On Brick Lane (Penguin, 2008)

P Panayi, Migrant City: A New History of London (Yale, 2020)

P Panayi, Spicing up Britain: The Multicultural History of British Food (Reaktion Books, 2008)

R Visram, Asians in Britain: 400 Years of History (Pluto, 2002) 


S Shaw and S Bagwell, 'Ethnic Minority Restaurateurs and the Regeneration of "Banglatown" in London’s East End'  in V Aytar and J Rath (eds), Selling Ethnic Neighborhoods: The Rise of Neighborhoods as Places of Leisure and Consumption'(Routledge, 2012)


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T Bickham, 'Eating the Empire: Intersections of Food, Cookery and Imperialism in Eighteenth-Century Britain'Past & Present, no. 198, 2008, pp. 71–109. 

E Buettner, '"Going for an Indian": South Asian Restaurants and the Limits of Multiculturalism in Britain'The Journal of Modern History, vol. 80, no. 4, 2008, pp. 865–901

S Carey and A Shukur, 'A profile of the Bangladeshi Community in East London'New Community, vol. 12, no. 3, 1985, pp. 405–417.

J Eade and D Garbin, 'Changing Narratives of Violence, Struggle and Resistance: Bangladeshis and the Competition for Resources in the Global City', Oxford Development Studies, vol. 30, no. 2, 2002, pp. 137–149 

S Fainstein, 'Government Programs for Commercial Redevelopment in Poor Neighborhoods: The Cases of Spitalfields in East London and Downtown Brooklyn, NY'Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, vol. 26, no. 2, Feb. 1994, pp. 215–234

J Fazakarley, 'Multiculturalism’s Categories and Transnational Ties: The Bangladeshi Campaign for Independence in Britain, 1971'Immigrants & Minorities, vol. 34, no. 1, 2016, pp. 49–69

B Highmore, 'The Taj Mahal in the High Street'Food, Culture & Society, vol. 12, no. 2,  2009, pp. 173–190

R Palat, 'Empire, Food and the Diaspora: Indian Restaurants in Britain'South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, vol. 38, no. 2, 2015, pp. 171–186

S Shaw, S Bagwell and J Karmowska, 'Ethnoscapes as Spectacle: Reimaging Multicultural Districts as New Destinations for Leisure and Tourism Consumption'Urban Studies, vol. 41, no. 10, 2004, pp. 1983–2000