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Jews in British India: Identity in a Colonial Era 

1989
371 pages
78-0874514575

Jews in British India: Identity in a Colonial Era


Joan G. Roland

jews in british indiaFocusing primarily on the Bene Israel and Baghdadis in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Joan Roland describes how identities begun under the Indian caste system changed with British colonial rule, and then how the struggle for Indian independence and the establishment of a Jewish homeland raised even further questions.