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Jewish portraits, Indian frames : women's narratives from a diaspora of hope /

DK Number:DK-132246
ISBN: 8170461987
Title: Jewish portraits, Indian frames : women's narratives from a diaspora of hope /
Author: Jael Silliman.
Imprint: Calcutta : Seagull Books,
Physical Desc.: x, 198 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Year: 2001
Price: USD 23.35
Summary: With reference to India.
Subject Strings: Jews--India--Calcutta--Social life and customs.
  Jews--India--Calcutta--History.
  Jewish women--India--Calcutta.
  
  
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These rich family portraits convey a sense of the singular roles women played in building and sustaining a complex diaspora in what Silliman calls ''Jewish Asia'' over the past 150 years. Her sketches of the everyday lives of her foremothers -- from the social and political relationships they forged to the food they ate and the clothes they wore -- bring to life a community and a culture, even as they disclose the unexpected and subtle complexities of the colonial encounter as experienced by Jewish women.

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