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Launch of "Jewish Heritage of the Deccan: Mumbai, the Northern Konkan, Pune" @Consulate

A Book Talk 

In celebration of the publication of Jewish Heritage of the Deccan: Mumbai, the Northern Konkan, Pune, Consulate General of India in collaboration with The Deccan Heritage Foundation (DHF), presents a book talk by Dr. George Michell (editor) and Ken Robbins (author) on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Consulate ballroom. All are cordially invited. Please confirm your attendance to:

Co-authored by Kenneth X. Robbins and Pushkar Sohoni, this guidebook is illustrated with newly commissioned photographs by Surendra Kumar. It is the first such publication to describe the synagogues, cemeteries, libraries, schools and research centers of the Bene Israel community and the more recent émigré Baghdadi Jews in the state of Maharashtra, India. Monuments and sites of both communities are preserved in Mumbai (Bombay) and Pune (Poona), as well as in the smaller towns in the northern Konkan region. 

Intended as a handy reference to the Jewish presence in Maharashtra, the volume should contribute to a better appreciation of this significant aspect of Deccan history, and to the preservation of Jewish sites and monuments for future generations.

This program is supported by: 

 Consulate General of India

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