Shalom India Housing Society

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5.48 X 8.52 X 0.72 inches | 0.63 pounds
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About the Author
Esther David is the author of multiple books, including The Walled City, Book of Rachel, and Shalom India Housing Society.
"[T]he nuanced portrayal of this diminishing community as a whole is quietly affecting." --Booklist

"Hilarious and heartwarming." --Asian Age

"Social anthropology, with a good deal of heart thrown in." --Sunday Business Standard, India

"Though humorously tailored, Esther David has portrayed the fears and issues faced by the members of this small community to keep their identity, culture, and beliefs sacrosanct in India, a land of many gods. . . . Though the characters in this book are Jews settled in India, the insecurities the book vocalizes are the feelings and frustrations of the members of a minority community everywhere in this world." --Feminist Review

"A delight to read, and an education as well, Esther David's new book is like being dropped down into the midst of an extended family's reunion. You might not know everybody when you first get there, but it's only a matter of time before you feel right at home."

"Esther David perfectly portrays the individuals of the Bene Israel Jewish community in Ahmedabad, many of them torn between Israel's siren song and their own unique Indo-Jewish heritage. Hers is a window into an all too human world, presided over by a comic though attentive Prophet Elijah." --Janet M. Powers, author of Kites Over the Mango Tree