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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 →

Secularism in Arts Comes out in Full Glare

Secularism in Arts Comes out in Full Glare

ON the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) organised a three day seminar on ‘Secularism and the Arts’ from September 26 to 28, 2013. This seminar, held in the Sahitya Akademi auditorium, took place at a time when communal forces are going an extra mile to polarise the Indian masses on the basis of religion… Read more →

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