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 in Australia, Austria, India, Israel, 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. I sit on the editorial boards of the peer reviewed journals: Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies and The Social Ion, on the international advisory board of the Asian Jewish Life and the Jerusalem Press Club, and am referee to the Journal of Studies in History & Culture and the Journal of South Asian Studies. I have also served as External Examiner of MPhil dissertations of the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. I am currently co-authoring a book on Introducing Holocaust Studies in Indian Higher Education and editing a book on Indian Jewry and co-editing a book each on Holocaust Education and Narratives of Mass Violence. One can read more about me on https://sites.google.com/site/aafreedi/home Many of my publications can be accessed here: https://gbu.academia.edu/NAafreedi I can be followed on Twitter @Navras_Aafreedi

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