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26 June 2016,

Indian Jews: This little known minority community has a rich heritage

Sifra Lentin, adjunct fellow, Mumbai History, Gateway House, wrote an article on the Jewish community in India for Firstpost.

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Last week the Maharashtra state government bestowed minority status on a minuscule and ancient community — the Indian Jews. This official recognition by Maharashtra, the second state to do so after West Bengal, is imperative to the very survival of its Jewish community. Maharashtra (part of erstwhile Bombay State) has always been home to a majority of Indian Jews, it today has 2466 Jews out of the all-India total of 4,650 Jews.


The full article can be accessed on Firstpost.