A lecture series is scheduled for Fall 2015 – in New York and Connecticut.

Brooks lecture Jewish India Fall 2015Understanding the Jews of India, from the ancient world to the British Raj and beyond

Jews formed communities and were trading in India from the time of King Solomon. In these upcoming lectures for the fall, we will be looking primarily at three of those communities: the Jews of Cochin; the Jews of the Konkan coast; and the Baghdadi Jews who prospered under the British Raj. Their history is fascinating and full of surprises. Yet there are virtually no Jews living in any of these communities today. Why?

Lecturer is Andrée Aelion Brooks, a former contributing columnist and news writer for the New York Times. She is the author of several books on unusual aspects of Jewish history (one of which is in pre-production for a TV mini-series). She is an Associate Fellow, Yale University, and was honored in 2013 by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.

For more information: Andrée Aelion Brooks on Jewish India