• Postcards of Calcutta India Jewish Theatre

    by  • 17/06/2013 • Art & Culture, Communities, History, The World • 2 Comments


    There have been a number of recent articles on the Jews of Bollywood and even a new documentary, 'Shalom Bollywood’, that will tell their story. 

    The beautiful images here feature a rare look at Jews on the Indian stage. They are all part of Stephanie Comfort's vintage postcard collection from Calcutta India Jewish Theatre. There will be other images from this collection in the upcoming print issue of Asian Jewish Life (June 2013, Issue 12).


    A very special thank you to Stephanie for her permission to include these in AJL but especially for making her collection public. Stephanie has been collecting postcards of Jewish life, synagogues and towns from around the world for many years. Tour her incredible 15,000+ Jewish postcard collection at http://jewishpostcardcollection.com. It is truly remarkable.

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    2 Responses to Postcards of Calcutta India Jewish Theatre

    1. Avraham
      18/06/2013 at 5:26 am

      Wow, those old post cards always cause me to pause and ponder, so many things, most of which are beyond words. A little journey, out of my day, to a place I like.

      • Sugata Sengupta
        27/02/2014 at 11:15 am

        We miss out on so much of the history of the places we live in. I live in Calcutta and although I was vaguely aware of this, I always felt I knew too little.

        More posts, please, if you can.

        Thank you so very much!

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