The Jews, Israel, and India: An Interview with Nathan Katz

Publication Date: November 2005

Publisher: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Manfred Gerstenfeld; Nathan Katz

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Community Relations; Mizrahi Jews; International Relations; Diaspora relations

Type: Other

Coverage: India


The author discusses his career in Indo-Judaic Studies, the study of interactions and affinities between Indian and Judaic civilizations. He discusses the history of Jewish groups in India, including the Bnei Israel (Cochin Jews), the Bnei Menashe, "Baghdadi Jews" from the Middle East, traveling Israelis and others. He discusses relations between Israel and India, and the perception of Jews and Israel in Indian society.