Religion and identity

In an interview by Naresh Fernandes, Robin David, a journalist from the Bene Israeli Jewish community who has just written a book set in Gujarat called City of Fear, says something very interesting:

NF: How does your position as having been born as a member of a tiny minority influence the way you see the world?

RD: Because I am neither a Hindu, nor a Muslim, and because I don’t even fit into the Jewish community easily, there are times when I feel totally integrated into Gujarati society. And there are times when I feel like a complete alien.

The interview jpeg was via David’s blog here. And I got there via Uma.