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JEWS IN INDIA

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THE JEWISH DIASPORAS IN INDIA Of all the communities that immigrated into India, Jews were probably the most steadfast in retaining their communitarian identities intact all through their presence in the subcontinent. They had a fairly pronounced sense of their communitarian identity even before they came to India – and the experience of a so [...]

The Calcutta Jews: Early Settlers

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Abeda Razeq Calcutta – being the capital of British India from 1772 to 1911 – and Bombay being the foremost metropolises of the East became for Jews from Baghdad, Aleppo, Syria, and other regions of the Middle East. The Baghdadi Jews constituted the latest wave of Jewish migration to India from late 18th to early 19th century. A close-knit g [...]

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