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Indians in Poland

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The Indian community in Poland consist of migrants from India to Poland and their locally born descendants There are approximately 4,000 Indians in Poland1


  • 1 Migration history
  • 2 Culture
  • 3 Religion
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Migration historyedit

Indians started migrating to Poland in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the political situation changed and new opportunities started to emerge2 Most of them are businessmencitation needed who migrated to cash on the economic boom after Warsaw opted for a free-market economy in 1989 and joined the European Union in 2004 In 2007, Poland signed an agreement with India to admit more Indian migrant workers, as part of an effort to ameliorate labour shortages caused by the outward migration of hundreds of thousands of Polish workers to richer countries in the European Union3 New important group of Indians in Poland are students and academics4 Recent research shows that the Indian community is quite well integrated in the Polish society5


The Indian community in Poland is a business minded and law-abiding community They have their own 'Little India' in Warsaw as a large number of the community are based there while there others based in Łódź and Pabianice There are 22 Indian restaurants in Warsaw while there 20 more throughout Poland

The Indian community in Poland enjoys a good reputation Indians are considered hard studying, non-political and peaceful6

The Indian Association of Poland is one organization which brings Indians and Polish people together by organizing various cultural events in Poland Every month it organizes Bollywood Nights in Warsaw and other cities


Ratha Yatra festival organised by the New Navadvip Temple in Wrocław in 2010 Further information: List of Hindu temples in Poland

Hindus and Sikhs form the majority of the Indian community Hinduism has spread to Poland through ISKCON missionaries since 1976 The first Polish Hindu temple was established in 1980 in Czarnów, Lower Silesian Voivodeship New Shantipur Temple in Czarnów7 A new Hindu Temple named the Hindu Bhavan was constructed in Warsaw8 The Indian community hopes that the temple sensitizes the community's youth towards Indian tradition and customs as well as to use the new place of worship as a tool to integrate with Polish society

There are about 12 Sikh families in Warsaw9 The city's Sikh Gurdwara the only Sikh shrine in the whole of Eastern Europe and it is the place where both Sikhs and Sindhis come together to celebrate Baisakhi

See alsoedit

  • India–Poland relations
  • Indians in Russia
  • Hinduism in Poland


  1. ^ Pędziwiatr, K, Kugiel, P 2014 The Indian Diaspora and Poland–India Relations PISM Report p5
  2. ^ Kontynent-Warszawa- On Indian community in Warsaw
  3. ^ Poland: The Next Hot Destination for Indians
  4. ^ Pędziwiatr, K, Kugiel, P 2015 Poland as a Study Destination: The Case of Indians at Polish Universities, In: Surdej, A, Kędzierski, M, ed Economic Challenges for Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń, 187-213
  5. ^ Pędziwiatr, K, Kugiel, P 2014 The Indian Diaspora and Poland–India Relations PISM Report
  6. ^ Study in Poland
  7. ^ Polish ISKCON history in Polish, accessed 201084
  8. ^ Pakistan Hindu Post - Poland to get a Hindu temple by August
  9. ^ Thaindian News - Indian community celebrates Baisakhi in Poland

External linksedit

  • Indian Community of Poland
  • Student blog

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