Being Indian, Being Israeli: Migration, Ethnicity and Gender in the Jewish Homeland

Maina Chawla Singh
Manohar Publishers & Distributors
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From "The Indian Jewish community consists of the Bene Israelis in Bombay, Poona, Ahmedabad and Jabalapur, the Baghdadis in Calcutta and Bombay and the Kerala Jews in Chochin, Parur or Chendamangalam. This book, for the first time, presents a deeply researched analysis of all three Jewish communities from India, studying them holistically as 'Indian-Israelis' with shared histories of migration, acculturation and identity in the Jewish Homeland. Based on extensive fieldwork and ethnographic research the author's deep engagement and familiarity with Israeli society and the complexities of ethnicity and class that underlie the cleavages within Israeli Jewish society."