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Bombay: Exploring the Jewish Urban Heritage

Shaul Sapir (Author)

Bombay possesses an intense history in which it grew and developed as a city containing a variety of populations, religions, cultures and architectural styles.

In the present volume, Dr. Sapir draws upon extensive research, to tell the captivating story of the Baghdadi Jewish Community in Bombay and their unique contribution to the urban landscape of the city during the latter period of the British Raj.

Dr. Sapir s lively text traces the scattered sites erected by the members of the Jewish community, explores their history and illuminates the evolution of their changes over the decades.

Along with the famous Jewish sites, he pays tribute to the remarkable and vibrant history of Bombay, and gives a detailed account of many of the interesting and well-known sites and landmarks of the city, which is an architectural delight.

Dr. Sapir takes advantage of Bombay being an open museum with its rich heritage, and skillfully uses this unique opportunity to reveal its hidden treasures.

He provides fresh insights into its design, based on intensive research of archival sources, inclusive of field study and comprehensive surveys as well as countless interviews with as many community members as he could track.

Readers are led from the very beginning to the very end of this scholarly and enlightening book into a rich experience of in-depth research, which will interest community members, past and present, Mumbai residents, as well as all curious readers.

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About the author

Shaul Sapir

Dr. Shaul Sapir has been teaching Histroical Geography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Since 1975 and at the David Yellin Teachers' College, Jerusalem, Where he headed rhe Department of Geography for several years. On his sabbaticals he lectured at the University College, London.

Dr. Sapir has degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Geography Archaeology, and Eduction. He has also attended advanced University studies in History and Art, and Architecture in Haifa's Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

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Title Bombay: Exploring the Jewish Urban Heritage
Author Shaul Sapir
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.10.2013
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788192072135
length 290p., Illustrations; Chiefly Colour; Maps; Chiefly Colour; 1 Folded; 34cm.