Jews and India
Perceptions and Image
By (author) Yulia Egorova
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Jews and India by Yulia Egorova
Book DescriptionExploring the image of Jews in India in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this book looks at both the Indian attitudes towards the Jewish communities of the subcontinent and at the way Jews and Judaism in general have been represented in Indian discourse. Despite the fact that the Indian Jewish population constitutes one of the country's tiniest minorities, the relations of the local Jews with other communities form an integral part in the history of Indian multiculturalism. This has become increasingly apparent over the last two centuries as Judaism and its image have been incorporated into the discussions of some of the most prominent figures of different religious and nationalist movements, leaders of independent India, and the Indian mass media. Furthermore, recent decades witnessed mass adoption of Israelite identity by Indians from two different regions and religious groups. Being a topic that has received little attention, Jews and India seeks to rectify this situation by examining these developments and providing a fascinating insight into these issues. This volume will be of interest to scholars of Jewish and Indian cultural studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415400404
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Yulia Egorova
Jews of Andhra Pradesh, Hardback (June 2013)
This is the first book devoted to the Bene Ephraim-a group of former untouchables in Andhra Pradesh who have claimed Jewish identity for themselves.
Jews, Muslims and Mass Media, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Yulia Egorova
Both Jews and Muslims generally receive a 'bad press'. This book tries to reveal the reason. It looks at the ways in which Jews, Muslims and the conflict between them has been covered in the modern media.
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Author Biography - Yulia Egorova
University of Cardiff, UK
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