social history of the Parsis

preservation of identity in Bombay City, 1787-1918.
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History of the Parsis: including their manners, customs, religion and present position by Karaka, Dosabhoy Framjee, Publication date Topics ParseesPages:   Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Karaka, Dosabhai ioned: ble.

A social history, this book captures the rich and diverse narratives of the Parsis’ lives, the tales of old and those untold. These are historical accounts in danger of disappearing and were uncovered from the national archives and personal interviews of several Parsi families.

The Parsis of India examines a much-neglected area of Asian Studies. In tracing keypoints in the development of the Parsi community, it depicts the Parsis’ history, and accounts for their ability to preserve, maintain and construct a distinct identity.

For a great part the story is told in the colonial setting of Bombay by: Parsis were also at the heart of the creation of the Indian National Congress in the nineteenth century and contributed some of the great leaders through into the twentieth century. This book, written by notable experts in the field, explores various key aspects of the Parsis.

It spans the social history of the Parsis book from their arrival in India to the twenty-first.

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"The Parsis of India" examines a much-neglected area of Asian Studies. In tracing keypoints in the development of the Parsi community, it depicts the Parsis' history, and accounts for their ability to preserve, maintain and construct a distinct identity.

For a great part the story is told in the colonial setting of Bombay city. Ample attention is given to the Parsis' evolution from an insular 5/5(5).

A four-volume series, The Parsis of India is the first comprehensive analysis of the Parsi community and its demographic decline with a pan-India focus. It brings together scholarly articles and empirical work from multiple locations using the mixed method research approach and addresses key concerns impacting the demography of this ethno-religious minority.

In contrast, the Parsis were beginning to occupy important social positions such as patels or desais (village leaders and tax officers). The period of Mughal rule () was a time of relative peace and security, in contrast to the earlier period of oppressive rule from the Delhi Sultanate (13thth cent.).

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Re-reading the history of Parsis, historical persecution and why they came to our sub-continent in the first place etc would refresh your tinted eyes as.

Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. History of the Parsis: Including Their Manners, Customs, Religion, and Present Position.

Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller The British were fulsome in their praise of the Parsis and rewarded them with high-level financial, mercantile, and bureaucratic posts.

The Parsis dominated Bombay for more than a century. But Indian independence ushered in their decline. Tanya Luhrmann vividly portrays a crisis of confidence, of self-criticism, and perpetual s: 3. The book argues that the reciprocal encounter between the Parsi community of India — especially those in the city of Bombay (or Mumbai) — and the community of modern Iranian intellectuals was key to this history.

The Parsis had mostly emigrated to South Asia in the medieval period. Parsis (/ ˈ p ɑːr s iː /) or Parsees (which means 'Persian' in the Persian language) are an ethnoreligious group who migrated to the Indian subcontinent from Persia during the Muslim conquest of Persia of CE –; one of two such groups (the other being Iranis).

Zoroastrianism is the ethnic religion of the Parsi people. According to the Qissa-i Sanjan, Parsis migrated from the India: 69, (). The Indian Economic and Social History Review has been a meeting ground for scholars whose concerns span diverse cultural and political themes with a bearing on social and economic history.

It is the foremost journal devoted to the study of the social and economic history of India, and South Asia more generally. Parsi, member of a group of followers in India of the Iranian prophet Zoroaster (or Zarathustra). The Parsis are descended from Persian Zoroastrians who emigrated to India to avoid religious persecution by Muslims.

Learn more about the history of the Parsis in this article. PARSIS IN ANCIENT WRITINGS 1. The ancient name of the country of the Iranian people, as it appears in the oldest Iranian writing, is Av.

airya- airyana- airyana- vaejah. This ancient name of the country was applied to various lands and countries to which the Iranian people migrated in their long and chequered history. The Parsis of Singapore: History, Culture and Cuisine Inthe late Mrs Suna Kanga had an idea to write a book about the Parsi community in Singapore.

A Parsi descendent herself, she wanted to raise awareness about the small and little-known community, and to celebrate its history, culture and cuisine. Vol 2: Contemporary Parsis: Marriage, Family and Community by Shalini Bharat. Volume 2 explores the socio-cultural dimensions of the Parsi demographic decline from the community’s perspective.

It presents insights into how the Parsis perceive and understand its. Book on a community with year-old history in Calcutta (From left) Sam Balsara, Noshir Tankariwala, Bachi Karkaria, Aveek Sarkar and Prochy N Mehta after the launch of Prochy’s book, Pioneering Parsis of Calcutta, on Tuesday.

By Vishnu Makhijani. New Delhi, May 13 (IANS): It began with author Prochy N. Mehta's grandchildren being barred from Kolkata's sole fire temple and culminated in a meticulously researched book on the role of prominent Parsis and the community at large in various aspects of the city's growth in diverse areas over the years.

"My grandchildren were going to the only fire temple in Kolkata (the. The book, published by Epigram Books, is the first volume produced in the country on the history of the Parsis in Singapore.

Mr Kanga, 79, said he was “very, very happy” to see the book being published. “That’s our vision, to let the community know who we are,” he said, referring to informing local readers about the Parsi community. Parsis book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India offers a rare insiders' view of how the Parsis, a /5(1). The Parsis The beginning. In the 10th century a group of Iranians fled Iran as refugees in search of somewhere to practise their religion freely.

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The Iranshah Atash Behram at Udwada. This book is an important phenomenon to undertake the journey of Parsis since their arrival in India to the settlement of modern Parsis diaspora throughout the world. The book can be a good introductory textbook to the scholars and researchers in the field of Parsi history, religion, literature and social position of Parsis in India and abroad.

Zoroastrianism or Mazdayasna is one of the world's oldest continuously practiced is a multi-faceted faith centered on a dualistic cosmology of good and evil and an eschatology predicting the ultimate conquest of evil with theological elements of henotheism, monotheism/monism, and polytheism.

Ascribed to the teachings of the Iranian-speaking spiritual leader Zoroaster (also known. "I try to trace the history of the Parsis, as there is no recorded history of the Parsis in India, except for a poem the Kissa-e-Sanjan written in by a.

Zoroastrianism, ancient pre-Islamic religion of Iran with both monotheistic and dualistic elements that likely influenced the other major religions, including in angelology and eschatology. Zoroastrian communities still exist in Iran and in India, where they are known as Parsis.

“Justru sesungguhnya akibat konsep yang singkat mengenai tinjauan dan luasan pengkajian bahasa, kesusasteraan dan kebudayaan Melayu itu, sehingga disamarkan hanya sebagai “Pengajian Melayu”, telah pula membawa akibat2 yang mempengaruhi penyingkiran bidang ilmiah tertentu dari pengajian Melayu, seperti pengkajian2 bahasa dan kesusasteraan Arab, bahasa dan kesusasteraan Farsi.

The Parsis, also known as the Parsees, constitute a subsection of the larger Zoroastrian community who migrated to India from Persia in the 7 th century AD during the Arab invasion of their homeland.

Since then, they have established themselves as a distinct community in the Indian subcontinent, especially in the regions of present-day Maharashtra and Gujarat. The author_s principal objective in publishing these essays was to present all the materials for impartial judgment of the scriptures and religion of the Parsis.

Contents: Essay I. History of the Researches into the Sacred Writings and Religion of the Parsis; Essay II. Languages of the Parsi Scriptures; Essay III.Book Title: Pioneering Parsis of Calcutta. of recorded history of a community that helped pioneer in banking, insurance, social service, social reform and shipping was probably the most.The British were fulsome in their praise of the Parsis and rewarded them with high-level financial, mercantile, and bureaucratic posts.

The Parsis dominated Bombay for more than a century. But Indian independence ushered in their decline. Tanya Luhrmann vividly portrays a crisis of confidence, of self-criticism, and perpetual agonizing.