Many workers from South Asian countries (Bangladesh, Pakistan and India) came to Manchester from the 1950s to work in the mills. Many of them settled in Longsight and Rusholme. The Manchester Room@City Library hold the following material relating to these communities:
Bangladeshi Family Welfare and Advice Centre Annual Report 1985 (301.45 Ba1)
Greater Manchester Bangladesh Association Biennial Report 1991-3 (q305.891412 Gr (244) )
'Strength of Spirit: the Lives and Experiences of Bangladeshi Women from Manchester', published by the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Archive, is based on a series of interviews with Bangladeshi women in 2003 (305.420954 Str)
'Mancunian Indian' 1978-1982 (f307.451914 Ma1)
Sikh Union of Manchester Newsletter 1986-1989 (q294.6 S12)
Speaking for Ourselves: Sikh Oral History (f929.2 Sp (486))
Asian Business Directory 2005: Shopping and Business Directory in Manchester and the North West (338.702542 ASI (543) )
Pnina Werbner 'Imagined Diasporas among Manchester Muslims: the Public Performance of Pakistani Transnational Identity Politics' (305.891412 We)
Pnina Werbner 'Pilgrims of Love: the Anthropology of a Global Sufi Cult', Hurst, 2003 (297.48)
Pnina Werbner, 'The Migration Process: Capital, Gifts and Offerings among British Pakistanis', Berg, New York, 1990. We currently do not have a copy of this book, but this chapter gives a lot of information on Pakistani involvement in the clothing trade in Manchester.
Pakistani Welfare and Information Centre, Manchester, Annual Reports 1964-1973 (301.45 PA19). In addition, the Greater Manchester County Record Office hold copy minutes and correspondence 1967-8 for the Manchester Pakistani Welfare and Information Centre (ref: GB127.M184/Box 42).