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Zoroastrians in Britain: The Ratanbai Katrak Lectures: University of Oxford 1985

John R. Hinnells


Zoroastrianism is the religion of ancient Iran, dating back over a thousand years before the time of Christ. It is also the religion of Britain's oldest South Asian minority, with a history going back to 1724, From the contribution to the Zoroastrian MPs Naoroji and Bhownagree in the 19th century to the transmission of their heritage and concerns in the 1990s, this book studies the community. With the largest Zoroastrian population outside the ‘old countries’ living in London, the British community has played an important part in the modern history of Zoroastrianism. They furnish a unique oppo ... More

Keywords: Zoroastrianism, Iran, South Asia, Naoroji, Bhownagree, London, India, Pakistan, East Africa, generational differences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198261933
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261933.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John R. Hinnells, author
School of Oriental and African Studies