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       The Teak Almirah
         by Jael Silliman

         ISBN 978 81927526 00
         Pages 178

         Rs 350 / US$ 9.95 plus Shipping Charges

A Novel from Calcutta

The Teak Almirah is a poignant novel about identity and belonging. It invokes the Calcutta of the past, when it was a city of grace and charm.
   The novel revolves around two Jewish persons with a Calcutta connection, visiting the city in search of their roots, and their interaction with an ageing lady burdened with a sad secret.

"A moving, heartfelt and exciting journey of the soul, beginning in far corners of the world and culminating in Kolkata"
Chitra Divakaruni, author of Before We Visit the Goddess and Palace of Illusions

About the Author

Jael Silliman, born and raised in Calcutta, wrote her first novel, The Man with Many Hats, after a long career in academics at the US. She is the author of several scholarly books and papers, including Jewish Portraits: Women's Narratives from a Diaspora of Hope.
     She herself is Jewish, part of a merchant community, once 4,000 strong, that moved from Baghdad to Calcutta over two hundred years ago, but now reduced to only a handful of people. Jael is an ardent chronicler of that waning community, running the archival website

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