The descendants of the Gujarati immigrant generation have also made high levels of advancement into professional fields, including as physicians, engineers and politicians.
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His description of Gujaratis was:...a certain race which eats nothing that has blood, never kills any living things... if they were baptized, they would all be saved by the virtue of their works, for they never do to others what they would not do unto them.
and for its institution of Nagarsheth ("head of the guild assembly"); a 16th-century Mughal system akin to medieval European guilds which self-regulated the mercantile affairs of multi-ethnic, multi-religious communities in the Gujarati bourgeoisie long before municipal state politics was introduced.
Leicester has a Jain Temple that is also the headquarters of Jain Samaj Europe.
Gujarati Hindus in the UK have maintained many traditions from their homeland.
The major communities in Gujarat are the traditional Agriculturalist such as Patel, Bharvad, and Rabari, Artisan communities (Gurjar, Prajapati, Sindhi Mochi), Brahmin communities (such as Joshi, Anavil, Nagar, Modh), Farming communities (such as Choudhary Jats and Koli people, Genealogist communities (such as Charans and Barots), Kshatriya communities (such as Koli Thakor The major Gujarati Muslim communities include Nizari Ismailis, Bhadala, Daudi Bohra, Memon, Khoja, Sayyid, Siddhi and Vahora.
Gujaratis have a long tradition of seafaring and a history of overseas migration to foreign lands, to Yemen A sizable number migrated after the Partition of India and subsequent creation of independent Pakistan in 1947.Historically, Gujaratis belonging to numerous faiths and castes, thrived in an inclusive climate surcharged by a degree of cultural syncretism, in which Hindus and Jains dominated occupations such as shroffs and brokers whereas, Muslims, Hindus and Parsis largely dominated sea shipping trade.This led to religious interdependence, tolerance, assimilation and community cohesion ultimately becoming the hallmark of modern-day Gujarati society.The highest concentration of the population of over 100,000 is in the New York City Metropolitan Area alone, notably in the growing Gujarati diasporic center of India Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, and Edison in Middlesex County in Central New Jersey.Significant immigration from India to the United States started after the landmark Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.Gujaratis have had a long involvement with Britain.