Of all the harships the Jewish community has faced, being in India was not one of them!

Of all the harships the Jewish community has faced, being in India was not one of them!

The Jewish people have had their fair share of turmoil and atrocities throughout history.

From the legendary enslavement by the Egyptian pharaohs to the unthinkable holocaust of World War II, there seem to be very few geological places where the Jewish community was safe—except for India.

Until the colonial period of India Jewish life was worry free and prosperous.

It wasn't until the Portuguese arrived in 1498 that intolerance was introduced to the land. The thought of hating a people due to their religion or race was an alien concept for India.

The Office of the Inquisition at Goa was established which persecuted Jews. It has been the only time an instance of anti-Semitism has occurred on Indian soil.

Luckily, they thrived again under Dutch rule from 1663 to 1795, but once again fell victim to hatred and downfall when the British took over the Indian colonies from 1797 to 1948.

The “Indian golden age” ended with British rule and the economic well-being of the Indian Jewsish people vanished.

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