Bombay
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In the mid-19th century, Bombay (today: Mumbai) developed into one of the most important economic and administrative centers of the British Empire. The city provided many opportunities for social and cultural advancement to Jews living in India. The members of the three Jewish groups of origin pursued different strategies when dealing with the British colonial power: while the autochthonous Jewish…

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Joan G. Roland, New York, “Bombay”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 22 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0109>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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