Judaism in South India, Ca. 900-1950's: Relocating Malabar Jewry

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Arc Humanities Press, Jul 31, 2019
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Jewish presence in Malabar (also known as Kerala) is attested since the ninth century in various sources and diverse languages. Malabar Jewry emerged out of the medieval Indian Ocean maritime trade networks and in the context of intense inter-cultural contacts between West and South Asia. This book ventures to contextualize Malabar Jewish history in long-distance trade networks and their transition from the medieval Arab maritime trade (900s-1500s) via the `age of discoveries┐ (1500s-1600s) and up to the modern colonial period (1700s-1900s).

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Ophira Gamliel is a postdoctoral researcher at the Ruhr University Bochum. She discovered Jewish Malayalam and has published extensively on Malayalam and Kerala culture.

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