Tamar Marge Gubbay

Tamar Marge Gubbay was born in Baghdad, Iraq to an observant Jewish family who immigrated to Israel in 1951. In l958 she married a Baghdadi Jew from India and moved to Bombay, where she has lived since. She has been involved in all aspects of Jewish community activities there while working in the family printing business. Currently she is working on her story, Out of Iraq, and on a book about Jewish women from India, with Joan Roth of New York.

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Baghdadi Jewish Women in India

The “Baghdadis,” referring to Jews coming mainly from Baghdad, Basra and Aleppo, but also from other Arabic speaking parts of the Ottoman Empire, arrived in India in the late eighteenth century and ultimately formed important diaspora trading communities in Bombay and Calcutta.

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