The Social Science Collective

Book Review

Community and belonging in Indian Jewish literature             Written by : Navras Jaat Aafreedi

Community and belonging in Indian Jewish literature Written by : Navras Jaat Aafreedi

2013 was an exciting year for Indian Jewish literature: two works of fiction were published, one in Hindi, the other in English. Sheela Rohekar’s Miss Samuel: Ek Yahudi Gatha (Miss Samuel: A Jewish Saga) is one of only two Hindi novels depicting Indian Jewish life, and the first Hindi novel in 52 years to explore the Bene Israel community, the… Read more →

Fanshen : A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village

Fanshen : A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village

More than forty years after its initial publication, William Hinton’s Fanshen continues to be the essential volume for those fascinated with China’s revolutionary process of rural reform and social change. A pioneering work, Fanshen is a marvelous and revealing look into life in the Chinese countryside, where tradition and modernity have had both a complimentary and caustic relationship in the years since the Chinese… Read more →

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