The Last Jews Of Kerala

  • Publish Date: 2009-06-03
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Edna Fernandes
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On the sunny Malabar Coast of India, the Black Jews and the White Jews of Cochin have been locked in a rancorous feud for centuries. Only now, when their combined number has diminished to less than 50 and they are on the threshold of extinction, have these dwindling communities begun to realize that their destiny and their undoing is the same. Living in Chochin alongside this last generation, Edna Fernandes tells their story from the illustrious arrival of their ancestors from the court of King Solomon, through their long heyday of wealth, tolerance and privilege to their present twilit existence, as synagogues crumble into disuse and weddings disappear, leaving only funerals.

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