The Sandip Roy Show

What makes people tick? What are the stories they carry with them? In a world of shouting heads, veteran journalist, radio commentator and novelist Sandip Roy sits down to have real conversations about the fascinating world around us and the people who shape it. Catch these engaging interviews every other Sunday

Episode 6 September 2, 2018

Explore a fading community: Flower Silliman on the Jews of Kolkata

In a country as large and diverse as India, there are many pockets of unexpected cultures. Kolkata, with its long history as a port city has many. One such group is the Jews. In this episode, Sandip Roy speaks to Flower Silliman, one of the oldest people of her community, and her daughter Yael, about Jewish customs, how the community is fading, what life in Kolkata has been over the years, and a deeply disturbing story from partition.


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Explore a fading community: Flower Silliman on the Jews of KolkataIn a country as large and diverse as India, there are many pockets of unexpected cultures. Kolkata, with its long history as a port city has many. One such group is the Jews. In this episode, Sandip Roy speaks to Flower Silliman, one of the oldest people of her community, and her daughter Yael, about Jewish customs, how the community is fading, what life in Kolkata has been over the years, and a deeply disturbing story from partition. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes so other people can find us. Our entire podcast catalogue is available on www.indianexpress.com/audio. You can tweet Sandip @sandipr.