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Jewish Heritage of the Deccan

Jewish Heritage of the Deccan

Mumbai, The Northern Konkan and Pune

By (author) Pushkar Sohoni
By (author) Kenneth X. Robbins

$19.99

  • A well-priced first guidebook devoted to the architectural heritage of the Jews of the Deccan
  • Features newly commissioned photography
Full Description
Jews living today in the state of Maharashtra in the Deccan region of India number little more than several thousand. Yet abundant vestiges are still evident of the once much larger ancient Bene Israel, and the more recent émigré Baghdadi Jews. Monuments and sites are preserved in Mumbai (Bombay) and Pune (Poona), as well as in the smaller towns in the northern Konkan region. They include synagogues and cemeteries, as well as hospitals, schools, libraries, and research institutions, as well as mills and other commercial buildings. This one-of-a-kind guidebook invites travelers and others into this little known, but rich part of India's architectural heritage.
• A well-priced first guidebook devoted to the architectural heritage of the Jews of the Deccan • Features newly commissioned photography Jews living today in the state of Maharashtra in the Deccan region of India number little more than several thousand. Yet abundant vestiges are still evident of the once much larger ancient Bene Israel, and the more recent émigré Baghdadi Jews. Monuments and sites are preserved in Mumbai (Bombay) and Pune (Poona), as well as in the smaller towns in the northern Konkan region. They include synagogues and cemeteries, as well as hospitals, schools, libraries, and research institutions, as well as mills and other commercial buildings. This one-of-a-kind guidebook invites travelers and others into this little known, but rich part of India's architectural heritage.
About the Author
Kenneth X. Robbins is a psychiatrist based in Washington D.C., as well as a collector of South Asian art, and historian of expatriate communities in India. He is co-editor of African Elites in India: Habshi Amarat (Ahmedabad, 2006) and Western Jews in India (New Delhi, 2013). He curated an exhibition on Jews in India at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, in 2017.
Specifications
Publisher
Jaico Publishing House
ISBN
9789386348661
Published
26th Oct 2018
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
5.69 in x 7.88 in
Pages
120 Pages
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