The image of India in medieval Jewish culture: Between adoration and rejection

Melamed, Abraham
September 2006
Jewish History;Sep2006, Vol. 20 Issue 3/4, p299
Academic Journal
The article presents a discussion on the image of India as reflected in the medieval Jewish culture and its implication to the Jewish heritage in general. The author contends that the image that India projects is both adored and abhorred as can be deduced from the reference of Jews to India as the other which means on the outside. The reference made to India in the Hebrew Bible acknowledged the Indian influence.


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