Sunday, March 21, 2010

Headley evinced interest in Jewish history book

The book that suspected LeT operative David Coleman Headley read during his sojourn in India before 26/11 and the German Bakery blast in Pune reportedly provided a new dimension to the probe into Headely’s recce in India.

It has been learnt that Headley had a ‘conniving’ interest in Jewish history in India and had purchased a book, India’s Jewish Heritage: Ritual, Art and Life Cycle, from Mumbai.

The National Investigation Agency is said to have recovered the book from one of the suitcases left behind by Headley at the time of his hasty departure to the US. The book contains detailed information on the heritage and legacy of the Jews of India and the architecture and history of Jewish synagogues in the country.

According to a portal, the book documents the vanishing heritage of the relatively unknown Indian Jewish communities: The Bene Israel of Maharashtra, the Cochin Jews of the Malabar coast, and the ‘Baghdadi’ Jews who settled in Mumbai and Kolkata.

Full report here Indian Express

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