Wednesday 18 December, 7:30 pm. This important book, published in July 2019 by Routledge, will have its UK launch in the presence of its editor, Shalva Weil from Israel. With Dr Sara Manasseh, author of a chapter on music. Other chapters cover schools, institutions and culture. The book explains how Baghdadis in India managed to maintain their communities and retain multiple identities in a stratified and complex society. How did the Baghdadis successfully adapt to changing conditions during the Raj, while retaining their traditions, and absorbing new ones? Spiro Ark/Harif/ HGSS,Norrice Lea, N2. Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. £10. Tel 0207 794 4655.