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Stockholm seminar on Contemporary Indian Jewish Writing
April 14, 2013 - 17:00
In his research, Dr. Wessler focuses on classical Hinduism, on interactions between religion, literature and society and on modern Hindi literature. Judaism has traditionally has been one of many charming mosaic stones in the multireligious landscape of India. Focusing on three authors: Nissim Ezechiel; Esther David; and Sheila Rohekar, Dr. Wessler will try to discover Jewish identity and the intricacies of Jewish “secular” authorship in a community that is on the verge of vanishing in its home country, since the great majority of Indian Jews has emigrated to Israel since the 1950s.