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.