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The Last Jews in India and Burma

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Publication Date: April 1988

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Ellen S. Goldberg; Nathan Katz

Series: The Jerusalem Letter, no.101, April 15, 1988

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: History; Culture; Mizrahi Jews; International Relations

Type: Other

Coverage: Burma India


The authors discuss the histories and declines of shrinking Jewish communities in India and Burma, which, they assert, will disappear within this generation. Communities discussed include Cochin Jews, the Bene Israel, Mughal Courtiers, Portuguese Marranos, and Baghdadi Jews, Ashkenazi Jews in India, and Tribal Jews.