The Two Husbands of Vera Tiscenko: Apostasy, Conversion, and Divorce in Late Colonial India

  title={The Two Husbands of Vera Tiscenko: Apostasy, Conversion, and Divorce in Late Colonial India},
  author={Rohit De},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  pages={1011 - 1041}
  • Rohit De
  • Published 4 October 2010
  • History
  • Law and History Review
On June 27, 1940, Vera Tiscenko, a Polish actress formerly with the Moscow Arts Theatre, “of her own free will and after due deliberation” embraced the Islamic faith at the Nakoda Mosque at 19 Chowringee Road, Calcutta. Vera Tiscenko's journey from Moscow to colonial Calcutta was a long and tortuous one. Fleeing the country after the revolution, Vera settled in Berlin where she married a Russian émigré, Eugene Tiscenko. Over the next few years they moved across Europe from Nazi Berlin to civil… 
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