Indian Heritage

About 58,000 Indians have immigrated to Massachusetts, making up about 1.5% of the population. Though they aren’t one of the bigger ethnicities, their community is prevalent in Western Massachusetts. Just take a trip to Springfield and you will find restaurants such as Pintu’s and Panjabi Tadka. Sophomore first-generation American Suchit Gutta whose parents immigrated from India says, “Everyone is involved in the Indian community here. We go to events organized by the Indian Association of Greater Springfield (IAGS). They organize gatherings for holidays, and they have charity fundraisers to raise money to buy food for school kids in India. They also organize dances and have Indian cultural nights, where people of any age can come and talk about current events.” 

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