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This volume 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 Attention is given to the Parsis evolution from an insular minority group to a modern community of pluralistic outlook Filling the lacunae in the literature on British colonialism, Indian society and history, and, last but not least, Zoroastrianism, this volume broadens our knowledge of the interaction of colonialism and colonial groups, and elucidates the significant role of the Parsis in the commercial, educational, and civic milieu of Bombay colonial society....

Title : The Parsis of India: Preservation of Identity in Bombay City
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ISBN : 8173047812
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Manohar Publishers and Distributors December 1, 2005
Number of Pages : 380 pages
File Size : 972 KB
Status : Available For Download
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