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Role of Parsis in Modern India

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780195689440
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080342 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0017
Role of Parsis in Modern India

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The Parsis or the Zoroastrians compose a minority community that has enriched India economically, culturally, industrially, and educationally. In the course of this interview, T.R. Andhyarujina looks at the reasons why the Parsis were able to achieve many successes within and outside India. Andhyarujina also discusses the threat of extinction of Parsis posed by their diminishing birth rate. He also looks at the new Parsi orthodoxy and at the issue of Parsis emigrating from India.

Keywords: Parsis; Zoroastrians; T.R. Andhyarujina; threat of extinction; diminishing birth rate; new Parsi orthodoxy; emigration

Chapter.  2265 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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