Navras Jaat Aafreedi

Assistant Professor

I focus on Indo-Judaic Studies. I was awarded PhD in 2005 by the Department of Medieval & Modern Indian History, University of Lucknow for my thesis titled Indian Jewry and the Self-Professed Lost Tribes of Israel in India.  My academic interests include studies of interfaith relations, mass violence, marginality, antisemitism and microscopic communities. I have given lectures/talks/presentations in Australia, Austria, Canada, India, Israel, Morocco, Switzerland, UK and USA, which have all been well received. Some of my publications have been translated into German, Spanish, French, Russian and Turkish. I am a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar on Holocaust and Genocide Education and was a delegate at the Australia India Youth Dialogue in 2014. I held the first ever Holocaust Films Retrospective in South Asia at the University of Lucknow and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow in 2009 as a Fellow of the Centre for Communication & Development Studies, Pune under its youth outreach programme, Open Space. In February 2012 I co-convened an international seminar on the Marginalised and the Excluded in Society at Gautam Buddha University, Greater NOIDA and in May 2015 I co-convened an international multidisciplinary conference on Mass Violence and Memory at O P Jindal Global University, Sonipat. In February 2017 I convened an international multidisciplinary conference on "Prevention of Mass Violence and Promotion of Tolerance: Lessons from History" at Presidency University, Kolkata. I sit on the editorial board of the peer reviewed journal Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies on the international advisory board of the Asian Jewish Life and have served the Journal of South Asian Studies as a peer-reviewer. I have also served as External Examiner of MPhil dissertations of the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  One can read more about me on Many of my publications can be accessed here:  I can be followed on Twitter @Navras_Aafreedi

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