פניה של תלמיד מחקר מהודו לראיין אנשים שקשורים ליהדות הודו בישראל

I am Suraj from India and I am a master’s student at O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi. I am part of a research centre called The Jindal Centre for Israel Studies (JCIS) and currently the centre is working on a project titled “The Indian Jews in Israel” to understand the life of Indian Jewish community in Israel. To complete the project, we are planning to conduct Interview with people belonging to the Bene Israeli, Cochin and Sephardic Jewish community who migrated back to Israel from India after Israel formation in 1948.

I and couple of my friends who are working on this project were selected to attend a summer school program organised by the Bar-llan University from July 1-Aug 2, 2018. and we hope that it would be the best time to have a face to face interaction with Indian Jews belonging to these communities, so that we could listen to their personal experiences and their reflections on India-Israel Relations.

The main topics that we are looking in this study includes understanding the reasons for the migration, how the communities developed in their new country, Identity question, how they view India, Influences of Indian culture on them like food, films etc. This is not an exclusive list. Moreover, we have prepared a questionnaire and have submitted them for the approval from our university. We haven’t kept this study restricted to any particular age group. However, we would like to interview first, second and even third generation members of the community so that we are able to understand the perceptions change that happened across generations and time. We would like to conduct the interview in English because the project members are unable to speak Hebrew. But if the community members wish to speak in Hindi or Malayalam an alternative arrangement could be made.

If any more details required, please feel free to contact at surajrajan33@gmail.com

Suraj Rajan K

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Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA)

O.P. Jindal Global University

Sonipat – Narela Road

Sonipat, Haryana – 131001