Edna Fernandes

Edna Fernandes is a British Indian journalist who was born in Nairobi and grew up in London. She is a former foreign correspondent for the Financial Times in New Delhi and political and international business correspondent for Reuters. Her first book Holy Warriors: A Journey into the Heart of Indian Fundamentalism was shortlisted for several major prizes.
A Disappearing Number
There are many theories about the origins of the various Jewish communities in India but fewer about their slow dissapearance, which can be attributed to internicine struggle rather than external anti-semitism. Sophie Judah was raised in the Bene Israel community which she brings back to life in her delightful Dropped from Heaven, a collection of interconnected short stories. In The Last Jews of Kerala, Edna Fernandes shows how internal racism between ‘white’ and ‘black...