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Book Of Rachel
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Book Of Rachel

Esther David

Published by Penguin | Language - English | Binding - Paper Back

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About the Book: Book of Rachel

Winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award 2010

A gripping story of a lone Jewish woman battling land sharks to keep her community alive

Rachel lives alone by the sea. Her children have long migrated to Israel as have her Bene Israel Jew neighbours. Taking care of the local synagogue and preparing exquisite traditional Jewish dishes sustains Rachels hope of seeing the community come together again at a future time. When developers make moves to acquire the synagogue and its surrounding land, Rachels vehement opposition takes the synagogue committee and the town by surprise.

Written with warmth and humour, Book of Rachel is a captivating tale of a womans battle to live life on her own terms. Continuing the saga of the unique Bene Israel Jews in India, it adds to Esther Davids reputation as a writer of grace and power.

About the Author: Esther David

Esther David writes about Jewish life in India and personally illustrates her books. She is the author of the highly acclaimed The Walled City, Book of Esther, Man with Enormous Wings and Ahmedabad: City with a Past, among others. She has also written a collection of short stories, By the Sabarmati, a childrens book, My Fathers Zoo, and co-authored Indias Jewish Heritage: Ritual, Art and Life-cycle. Her books have been translated into several languages, including French, Gujarati and Marathi. Her work is included in the library of modern Jewish literature, Syracuse University Press, New York.

Esther received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English Literature in 2010 and the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Award, USA, for documenting the Bene Israel Jews of Gujarat and the study of Indo-Jewish cuisine. The French translation of Book of Rachel received the Prix Eug nie Brazier. Esther belongs to the Bene Israel Jewish community of Ahmedabad.

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Book: Book Of Rachel
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ISBN-13: 9780143444534
Product Code EBK0423535
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2018-07
Publisher: Penguin
Number of Pages: 280
Language: English

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