Indians in Germany

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Indians in Germany
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-09709-0002, Dresden, Ankunft eines indischen Gaststudenten.jpg

The first Indian international student arrives in the then-East German city of Dresden in 1951 to enrol at the Dresden University of Technology
Total population
approx. 110,001
Languages
English, German, various languages of India
Related ethnic groups
Non-resident Indians and People of Indian Origin

The community of Indians in Germany includes Indian expatriates in Germany, as well as German citizens of Indian origin or descent. In 2009, the German government estatimated the number of people of Indian descent residing in Germany at 110,204. Of which 43,175 people were only holding an Indian passport, while 67,029 were holding a German passport.[1]

History[edit]

In the 1950s and 1960s numerous Indian men came to study in Germany. Some of them returned to India; most of them stayed in Germany for work.[citation needed] In the late 1960s and 1970s, many Malayali Catholic women from Kerala were recruited by the German Catholic institutions to work as nurses in German hospitals.[2] Until 1973, when Germany ceased issuing working visas for guest workers, German companies hired many Indians as engineers or computer scientists.

In 2001, the German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder issued the German green card for IT professionals, which brought another 20,000 Indians to Germany.[citation needed] Indian IT professionals working in Germany on green cards are primarily men. 2001 statistics showed just 7.8% were women.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Inclusion in this list is based on present or previous citizenship or residence in Germany and one or more of the following characteristics:

— notability for activities touching on India(n)-related issues,
— the individual's ethnic background has merited non-trivial coverage in widely received media,
— prominence in an India(n)-related organisation.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bundesamt für Flüchtlinge und Migration, Dr. habil. Sonja Haug Stephanie Müssig, M.A. Dr. Anja Stichs (Hrsg): Muslimisches Leben in Deutschland, 2009: page 76, chart 5
  2. ^ Goel 2008, p. 57
  3. ^ Van Hoven & Meijering 2005, p. 78

Sources[edit]

  • Van Hoven, Bettina; Meijering, Louise (2005), "Transient Masculinities: Indian IT-professionals in Germany", in Van Hoven, Bettina; Hörschelmann, Kathrin, Spaces of masculinities, Critical geographies 20, Routledge, pp. 75–85, ISBN 978-0-415-30696-6 
  • Goel, Urmila (2008), "The Seventieth Anniversary of 'John Matthew': On 'Indian' Christians in Germany", in Jacobsen, Knut A.; Raj, Selva J., South Asian Christian Diaspora: Invisible Diaspora in Europe and North America, Ashgate Publishing, pp. 57–74, ISBN 978-0-7546-6261-7 

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