Community is a very distinct ethnic and religious group whose ancestry
traces back to Abraham. Knanaya Christians, a hybrid people of Indian
and Jewish descent, carved a unique niche for themselves in India.They
developed a style of life that was borrowed from both their jewish and
Indian progenitors but jelled into something that was essentially their
own. Knananites continue to be an endogamous community.
This website is an Archive of Articles on Knanaya Community and includes selected posts published in
This website will reflect the community’s movement, exploring its roots, its variety and present developments.Knanaya Family Group
aims to provide a balanced, calm and thoughtful perspective on
community issues, promoting open and rational debates based on evidence
rather than ideology.
expect this selection of articles to grow steadily richer over time,
and I hope that it will inspire people to carefully study and understand
the culture and history of Knanaya community.