OVERT JEWS OF INDIA
Indian Jews are a religious minority of India . The better-established ancient communities have assimilated a large number of local traditions through cultural diffusion. The Jewish population in India is hard to estimate since each Jewish community is distinct with different origins ; some allegedly arrived during the time of the Kingdom of Judah ,others are seen by some as descendants of Israel’s Ten Lost Tribes.In addition to Jewish expatriates and recent immigrants, there are five Jewish groups in India:
- Cochin Jews arrived in India 2,500 years ago and settled down in Kerala as traders.
- Sephardic Jews and Anusim in India are European Jews who settled in southwest India, in Goa, Madras (now Chennai), after having left the Iberian peninsula at the end of the 15th century and throughout the 16th century, due to the Spanish Inquisition in both Spain and Portugal. Some of the newer immigrants were crypto-Jews, having been forcibly converted to Catholicism but continuing to practice Judaism in secrecy. The European Jews were also referred to as the White Jews, given their European ethnicity. The Malabar Jews, having intermarried were called the Black Jews . Jewish population once existed in Goa had been settled in Goa before the Portuguese arrived. Many of them integrated with the local Goan culture and spoke the Konkani language The Jews of Goa were however expelled by the Portuguese during the Goa Inqusition with most heading for Kerala
- Spanish and Portuguese Jews, British Jews and Baghdadi Jews arrived at Madras during the 14th century, mainly as Traders and Diamond Businessmen.The Zoroastrians and the Jews in Middle East had been migrating to other regions, specially India to escape persecution in the medieval ages. By 1700 there was already an established Baghdadi Jew community in Surat. Surat was a main trading port in the 16th and 17th centuries; the East India Company used the city as a trade transit point. These “Baghdadis,” as they came to be known, especially the Sassoons of Bombay and the Ezras of Calcutta, eventually established manufacturing and commercial houses of fabulous wealth.
- The Bene Israel arrived in the state of Maharashtra 900 years ago.
- The Bnei Menashe are Mizo and Kuki tribesmen in Manipur and Mizoram who are recent converts to Judaism
- The Bene Ephraim (also called “Telugu Jews”) are a small group who speak Telugu ; their observance of Judaism dates to 1981
HIDDEN CRYPTO JEWS
IN 2001 DR MINI KARIAPPA FOUND DNA PROOF OF JEW GENETIC MATERIAL IN CHITPAVAN, NAMBHODHIRI , TULU , “BRAHMIN” GROUPS AND SYRIAN CHRISTIAN GROUP
THE CHITPAVAN NAMBHODHIRI AND TULU BRAHMIN JATIS FORM A SMALL (LESS THEN 5% )PART OF ALL INDIAN BRAHMINS
DITTO FOR THE SYRIAN CHRISTIANS VIS A VIS INDIAS CHRISTIAN POPULATION
Dr Mini Kariappa addressing on DNA linkages at Hyderabad House
In 2001 Dr. Mini Kariappa Asst. Professor/ Professor of Anatomy & Genetics at the Jubilee Mission Medical College of Thrissur and Kolenchery College of Medicine started her herculean task to diagnose hundreds of blood samples for DNA mapping at the Hyderabad Center.
When she shared her findings with Prof George Menacherry in 2005 he included a sentence about her finding in his presentation at the Church History Association of India
DR KARIAPPAS RESEARCH FOUND THAT CHITPAVAN “BRAHMINS”, TULU “BRAHMINS”, THE NAMBOOTHIRI “BRAHMINS” AND THE NARANIS OR SYRIAN CHRISTIANS ALL HAVE THE SAME DNA FACTORS (COMMON HAPLOTYPES) I.E. THOSE OF THE JEWS . Source
Her paper on her DNA experiments won for her colleague The Best Young Scientist of the World Award. She has presented her paper at the World Genetic Conference held at Manipal and has been published in their Journal.
CHITPAVAN “BRAHMIN “JEWS (PROBABLY BENE ISRAELI JEWS)
Chitpavans claim to be a Brahmin Jati This so called “Chitpavan Brahmin Jati” was virtually unknown till the 18th century when a person claiming to be a Brahmin called Balaji Bhat gained prominence in the Maratha court of Shivajis son Sambhaji The very term Chitpavan had not been heard of before The rise of the so called Chitpavans was strongly opposed by the established Deshastha Brahmin jati
In fact according to H. H. Dodwell. The Cambridge History of India: British India, 1497-1858. p. 385. other Brahmin groups of the are DID NOT CONSIDER THE CHITPAVANS TO BE BRAHMINS AT ALL The simplest and most plausible theory is that the Chitpavan “Brahmins” are simply the Bene Israel Jews who arrived in Maharastra in or around 1100 AD and who “converted ” themselves into Brahmins based on the powerful backing of their fellow Chitpavan Peshwas
Famous and infamous Chitpavans
Balaji Vishwanath——-Nana Sahib ——-Bal Gangadhar Tilak ——-Gopal Krishna Gokhale ——-Ganesh Damodar Savarkar ——-Vinayak Savarkar ——-Gopal Ganesh Agarkar ——-Vinoba Bhave ——-Nathuram Godse ——-Gopal Godse ——-Madhuri Dixit ——-Mugdha Godse ——-
Jew Boys Sawarkar ,Godse ,Tilak,Gokhle,V Bhave,Madhuri Dixit
Notice some famous (or infamous names there? ) I DO For more on one of the the most Famous or Infamous Chitpavans see NATHURAM GODSE ——-THE HOMOSEXUAL BENE ISRAELI JEW WHO KILLED GANDHI
For More Chitpavan Jew links see
NAMBHODHIRI OR NAMBHOTHIRI “BRAHMIN” JEWS (PROBABLY COCHIN JEWS)
The Nambhudhiris or Nambhodhirs are a group of Malyalee people who claim Brahman status or claim to be a Brahman Jati and are based on the south western coast of India in the state of Kerala Like the Chitpavans they share the same Parshuram myth as the origin myth Unlike in Maharashtra where the established Brahmin groups strongly opposed them in Kerala the scarcity of real Brahmin groups meant they did not have much trouble although the AIYER Brahmins of neighbouring Tamil Nadu often contested and ridiculed the Nambhodiri claim to Brahminhood when the two groups resided in the same locality
They created a unique system whereby ONLY THE ELDEST MALE got married to a Nambhodhiri woman. The younger males picking up good looking women of lower castes mainly certain Nair subcastes as mistresses and producing a bastard race They called it Sambandham The bastard children (since the Nambhodhiris did not marry the women ) inherited and got their surnames from their mothers Thus they institutionalised bastardy something no genuine race conscious Brahmin group would ever do They claim to have the same origin myth as the Chitpavans ie the Parashuram myth
TULU OR SHIVALLI “BRAHMIN” JEWS
This is basically a subset of the Nambhodhiri group also known as Shivalli Brahmins of Kerala are primarily found in the Indian state of Karnataka and the Kasargod district of Northern Kerala. They are famous for their chain of Udipi Hotels Their mother tongue is the Tulu language. Today, there is a sizeable Tulu Brahmin population in Thiruvanantapuram (capital of Kerala)and elsewhere in the state.
SYRIAN CHRISTIAN JEWS (PROBABLY COCHIN JEWS )
This is a single ethnoreligious group as Wiki reminds us The Ethnicity as Dr Kariappas study shows is Jewish the religion Christian the location Kerala . The community was historically united in leadership and liturgy, but since the 17th century have been split into several different church denominations and traditions. Since that time further splits have occurred, and the Saint Thomas Christians are now divided into several different Eastern Catholic, Oriental Orthodox, and various Reformed churches, each with their own liturgies and traditions. It is believed that when St Thomas or some disciple of his came to India and converted some of the Malabar Jews, already living in the Malabar coast to Christianity The Syrian Christians are descendants of this group Israelis have started eyeing this group and are already claiming that the Syrian Christians are hidden Jews Read this cached Times of Israel article on Syrian Christians
Famous Syrian Christians
Tessy Thomas, DRDO, Indian Defense Agni Missile Project Director———–Vinod Thomas, Director-General of Independent Evaluation Group , World Bank Arundhati Roy well know Indian writer and leftist activist (mother Syrian Christian father Hindu )
Indias missile project director Tessy Thomas Oy Vei
Despite their animosity, do Jews and the Pathans in India come from the same ancestral stock — the biblical lost tribes of Israel? A subject of speculation among academicians in the past, the Israeli government has now asked an Indian geneticist, Shahnaz Ali, to study the link between the Afridi Pathans based in the Lucknow region and certain tribes of Israel who migrated from their native place to all over Asia a few thousand years ago.Ali, who has been granted a scholarship by Israel’s foreign ministry to work on the project, is genetically analysing blood samples of the Afridi Pathans of Malihabad near Lucknow which she collected earlier to confirm their Israeli origin. Ali is based in Haifa where she is working in collaboration with the prestigious Technion — Israel Institute of Technology.
Shahnaz’s research would be important if it does establish the genetic link between Pathans and Jews, as it could be seen as a scientific validation of a traditional belief about the Israelite origin of Pathans and can have interesting ramifications for Muslim-Jew relations in particular and the world at large,”Dr Navras Aafreedi, a researcher in Indo-Judaic studies and one of thefirst proponents of the common-origin theory in India, told TOI. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2010-01-11/india/28120151_1_tribes-jews-origin
Navras Jaat Afridi, has published recently a book titled The Indian Jewry & The Self-professed ‘Lost Tribes of Israel in India’ traces their lineage to one of the ‘lost tribes’ of Israel. Says Navras, “The main purpose of the research (for a doctorate from Lucknow University) was to trace the Afridi Pathans’ ancestry
To make his study credible, he got help from an international research team which included Professor Tudor Parfitt, director of the Centre of Jewish Studies, London University and Dr Yulia Egorova, a linguist and historian from Russia. The team visited Malihabad and collected DNA samples from 50 paternally unrelated Afridi males to confirm their Israelite descent. The reserachers looked at Israel’s connections with Pathans in the Frontier areas of Pakistan and their links with Afridi Pathans in Uttar Pradesh’s Malihabad and Qaimganj (Farrukhabad) as well as with Pathans in Aligarh, Sambhal and Barabanki besides tribes in Kashmir, Manipur and Guntur of Andhra Pradesh.
Famous Indian Afridi Pathans
Zakir Hussain (Indias Third President) Salman Khurshid (his grandson ) Indias current Foreign Minister
For more Afridi Pathan Jew Links see http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/afridi-pathans-of-uttar-pradesh-lost-tribes-of-israel-study/1/180433.html