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The Zoroastrian Diaspora
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The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration

John R. Hinnells

Abstract

What is the distinctive Zoroastrian experience, and what is the common diasporic experience? This book is the outcome of twenty years of research and of archival and fieldwork in eleven countries. It has involved a survey questionnaire in eight countries, yielding over 1,840 responses. It attempts a global comparison of Diaspora groups in six continents. Little has been written about Zoroastrian communities as far apart as China, East Africa, Europe, America, and Australia or on Parsis in Mumbai post-Independence. Each chapter is based on unused original sources ranging from 19th century archi ... More

Keywords: Zoroastrian experience, diasporic experience, Diaspora groups, Zoroastrian communities, Internet, Parsi novels, religious Asian, assimilation, education, religious beliefs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198267591
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John R. Hinnells, author
formerly Professor of Comparative Religion at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London