Reviews > Community and belonging in Indian Jewish literature
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  • Dhruva Lal

    I enjoyed this article very much . Though I knew about the presence of jews in india but thought they are mainly residing in north east . Very good read , hope some day I would read the book mentioned in the article .

  • Marian S

    Thanks for this comprehensive review.
    She wasn’t an Indian Jew, but Gay Courter’s portrayal of Baghdadi Jews in India in FLOWERS IN THE BLOOD is remarkable and fun to read.

  • Pankaz K. Sharma

    While I enjoyed reading this article very much, the how and why of “Apna Ghar presents a rosier picture of Jews in India” vis-a-vis “when Apna Ghar was published in 1961 there were no diplomatic relations between the countries” are not clear to me.
    Similarly, the correlation of “In sharp contrast to the passage above, Rohekar adopts a much bolder tone” with “Further, two decades of diplomatic relations between India and Israel, during which India has emerged as the biggest purchaser of Israeli-manufactured arms, with annual civilian trade between the countries worth six billion dollars could be a contributing factor.” is confusing to me. Finally, though this article was about works of fiction in Indian Jewish literature, I personally feel that Nissim Ezekiel’s poem, Background, Casually, deserves mention and/or discussion.

  • Andria Spindel

    Excellent article with relevance for Jewish studies anywhere. Jews have to bring together their full history their global story. Thanks Dr Aafreedi.

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