The newly restored Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue will be inaugurated by Maharashtra governor Vidyasagar Rao on February 7. This 135-year-old Jewish house of worship was central to the history of Mumbai’s Jewish community and the city’s once robust multicultural character
On January 24, Gateway House and the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, hosted a talk on ‘The Jewish community of Bombay: Diaspora, Identity and History’ by Gateway House's Mumbai History Fellow Sifra Lentin. This article, based on the talk, tells the story of the Sassoons, a prominent family of Baghdadi Jews
While it is common for monuments of erstwhile rulers to be violently demolished, India has refrained from such actions. After 100 years, what does the Gateway of India mean today? Is it a metaphorical portal for exploring how India and Indians might help to foster new paradigms of power at home and abroad?