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Who Are the Jews of India?

Nathan Katz


Of all the Diaspora communities, the Jews of India are among the least known and most interesting. This study, full of vivid details of everyday life, looks in depth at the religious life of the Jewish community in Cochin, the Bene Israel from the remote Konkan coast near Bombay, and the Baghdadi Jews, who migrated to Indian port cities and flourished under the British Raj. This book provides a comprehensive work on three of India's Jewish communities. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book brings together methods and insights from religious studies, ritual studies, anthropology, histo ... More

Keywords: Diaspora communities, India, Cochin, Bene Israel, Konkan coast, Baghdadi Jews, British Raj, Jewish identity, Hindu civilization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520213234
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520213234.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathan Katz, author