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JLL Sunday Salon with Dr. Caleb Simmons via Zoom

Sunday, December 20, 2020 5 Tevet 5781

2:00 PM - 4:00 PMZoom
December 20, 2020
Dr. Caleb Simmons
Traditional Jewish Communities in India
A brief survey of the historical Jewish communities in India, discussing the establishment of a premodern Jewish community in Cochin, the development of Judaism in India through the colonial period, and more recent claims of Jewish identities by groups asserting descent from the Lost Tribes of Israel. These introductory examples will provide an appreciation for the diverse history of Jewish culture in India.
Dr. Caleb Simmons is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Arizona. His courses cover Hinduism, Indian religions, and the method and theory of religious studies. His research interests relate to contemporary topics including ecological issues and sacred geography in India, South Asian diaspora communities, and material and popular cultures that arise as a result of globalization. His most recent book is Devotional Sovereignty:
Kingship and Religion in India (2020)


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