The Baghdadi Jews in India: Maintaining Communities, Negotiating Identities and Creating Super-Diversity (Routledge South Asian Religion Series)
This book explores the extraordinary differentiation of the Baghdadi Jewish community over time during their sojourn in India from the end of the eighteenth century until their dispersion to Indian diasporas in Israel and English-speaking countries throughout the world after India gained independence in 1947.
A Jewish writer from Queens shares his connection to the Baghdadi Jewish community
For a synagogue, at least 10 male members of the community have to read the Torah together. Getting that many members, most staying in distant suburbs, together in south Mumbai, is not easy.
Baghdadi Jews mostly ran major businesses all over India, under Hindu patronage and under Muslim rule.