This research project investigates the inter-generational differences of South Asian British Muslims’ (Pakistani, Indian and Bengali) gift giving practices in the UK. Often differences between generations can be greater than differences between distinct communities (Browne et al., 2005). Increasing the understanding of generational differences can inform and provide insights whether any changes in cultural traditions habits and behaviour are taking place. Understanding similarities and differences will help to facilitate the development of relationships between the mainstream and ethnic minority groups in the UK. This understanding will inform community engagement strategies and therefore, is likely to result in improved community cohesion between ethnic groups.

This project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This project has support from the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Trust, North West Sound Archive, Pakistani Resource Centre and ADAB (Bury).