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The Parsis of Karachi

John R. Hinnells

in The Zoroastrian Diaspora

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780198267591
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683329 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.003.0005
The Parsis of Karachi

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This chapter examines the situation of the Parsis in Karachi, Pakistan. The situation of the Parsis is different here compared to in India and Pakistan in general because they live in an Islamic state. When the Parsis first migrated to Karachi in the 19th century they were moving within the sphere of British rule, for it is only since the arrival of the British in the Province of Sind that there has been a recorded Parsi presence in the region. The Karachi situation is of particular interest given the history of Zoroastrian persecution under Muslim rule.

Keywords: Parsis; Karachi; Pakistan; Islamic state; Zoroastrian persecution; Muslin rule

Chapter.  22874 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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