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Book launch 'Jewish Heritage of the Deccan: Mumbai, Pune and the Konkan Coast'@Consulate

Consulate General of India

New York

Press Release 

Book launch ' Jewish Heritage of the Deccan: Mumbai, Pune and the Konkan Coast'

Commemorating 25 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Israel and 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), presented an illustrated book talk by Dr. George Michell (editor) and Ken Robbins (author) on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Consulate ballroom. The event was well attended by prominent members of the Indian and Jewish Diaspora, including Consul General of Israel, Ambassador Dani Dayan.

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. 

Attached are few photos from the event.