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Author Egorova, Yulia.

Title The Jews of Andhra Pradesh : contesting caste and religion in South India / Yulia Egorova and Shahid Perwez
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (x, 208 pages)
Contents Re-discovering the past of Jewish Dalits -- The Bene Ephraim between Judaism(s) -- All of us -- The children of Israel -- The other Bene Ephraim
Summary This volume casts a new theoretical light on the question of what it means to be Jewish in the contemporary world by exploring the Bene Ephraim community of Madiga Dalits from rural Andhra Pradesh, India, who at the end of the twentieth century declared their affiliation to the Lost Tribes of Israel. Egorova and Perwez present an engaging and sophisticated ethnographic account of this community and argue that by embracing the Jewish tradition the Bene Ephraim have both expanded conventional definitions of 'Who is a Jew' and found a new way to celebrate their Dalit heritage and to fight caste inequality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on Aug 2, 2013)
Subject Madigas -- India -- Andhra Pradesh
Bene Ephraim.
Dalits -- India -- Guntūr (District)
Lost tribes of Israel.
Jews -- India -- Guntūr (District)
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Bene Ephraim
Ethnic relations
Lost tribes of Israel
Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East.
History & Archaeology.
South Asia.
Guntūr (India : District) -- Ethnic relations
India -- Andhra Pradesh
India -- Guntūr (District)
Form Electronic book
Author Perwez, Shahid
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780199332977