Gateway House
Indian Council on Global Relations


Sifra Lentin is the Mumbai History Fellow at Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations. Her research areas include Indian Jewish history, Bombay history, and Indian maritime history. Currently, she is researching Karachi’s Jewish community, India’s Partition, and Jews in Islamic lands.

Lentin holds a BA in English from Elphinstone College and a Bachelor of General Law from Government Law College. She is a trustee of the Sir Jacobs Sassoon School and has been a managing committee member of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF).

Selected publications

  • Bombay’s International Linkages (1660–1960) (Gateway House, forthcoming)



Delving into the meaning of modernity beyond the European, American, and Israeli contexts, looking instead to North Africa, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and Central and South Asia.