Tag Archives: India

The return of the British Rajas

The great Indian Brain Gain. It’s more than 60 years since the end of the British Empire in India, yet today thousands of British Indians are now returning to India in the biggest migration since Independence to seek better economic fortunes over there.

Deobandi Islam in India in History Today

Edna Fernandes writes in History Today on the origins of Deobandi Islam in India. Connect to the article on the blog page.

March 1 2009: Jewish Book Week

Edna Fernandes discussed her book The Last Jews of Kerala at Jewish Book Week 2009 in London.

Sunday Times Best Travel Books 2008: The Last Jews of Kerala

The Sunday Times newspaper names “The Last Jews of Kerala” as one of its Best Travel Books of 2008.

Pressure on Pak as India exits peace talks

As India suspends peace talks, pressure mounts on Pakistan to stem cancer of militancy. London’s Frontline Club discusses way forward.

Dec 16 2008: Frontline Club debate on Mumbai attacks

Frontline Club debate on the Mumbai terror attacks on 16 December. I will be discussing the impact with leading correspondents from the BBC and Guardian.

The fallout from India’s 9/11

The fallout from India’s 9/11. Now the political and diplomatic impact begins as anger replaces shock after the Mumbai attacks.

US Jewish Book Council review

The US Jewish Book Council reviews The Last Jews of Kerala: “The subject is fascinating and poignant, the journey both languid and intense. Readers will not be disappointed.” For full extract, see the reviews page.

Holy Warriors shortlisted for TR Fyvel prize

Holy Warriors was shortlisted for the 2008 Index on Censorship TR Fyvel prize.  The book was one of four chosen from around the world. See Freedom of Expression awards.

Sunday Times

A touching investigative account…Fernandes movingly captures the sombre, embattled mood of this population in ‘countdown mode’, all too painfully aware that they have already become a ‘souvenir people’” Read Review at Times Online