It’s all in the name

14 March, 2014
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Interiors: Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

Interiors: Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue (1884)

Forbes Street, Kala Ghoda, Fort.

Not quite native and not quite European, Bombay’s influential Jewish community adopted a host of strategies to configure themselves as a legitimate population in the city in the 19th century.
Hotel proprietresses Carolina Goldstein and Mrs. Schwartz named their establishments Mazagon-Europe Hotel and Europe Hotel respectively and Abdoolla David Sassoon decided to change his name to Albert.

Photo by Abhishek Mande-Bhot for whom (sur)names are all in the wonderful game, that we know as love.

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