The Last Jews Of Kerala

The Last Jews Of Kerala
Author : Edna Fernandes
Publisher : Granta Books
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2011-03-03
ISBN 10 : 9781846274251
ISBN 13 : 1846274257
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Separated by a narrow stretch of swamp-like waters, and distinguished by the colour of their skin, the Black Jews and the White Jews have been locked in a rancorous feud for centuries. Only now, when their combined number has diminished to fewer than fifty and they are on the threshold of extinction, have the two remaining Jewish communities in south India begun to realise that their destiny, and their undoing, is the same. Living in Cochin alongside this last generation, Edna Fernandes tells their story from the illustrious arrival of their ancestors from the court of King Solomon, through their long heyday of wealth, tolerance and privilege to their present twilight existence, as synagogues crumble into disuse and weddings become a thing of the past, leaving only funerals.

The Last Jews Of Kerala
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Edna Fernandes
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-03 - Publisher: Granta Books

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Pages: 205
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Pages: 392
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Pages: 320
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Categories: Religion
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