Author: Dosabhai Framji Karaka
Publisher: Cosmo Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129100029
This book remains the single most authentic presentation of the History of the Parsis. The author provides a thorough understanding of not only the true history of this great people but also its rituals, beliefs, customs and ceremonies.
The value of the book is greatly enhanced by tracing the history of prominent Parsi families of Gujarat and Bombay, including the immense contribution they have made to the country.
The Parsis have earned their reputation not so much by the manner in which they have accumulated fortunes as by the way in which they have dispensed the stores with which Providence has blessed them.
In this lucid and entertaining book, Karaka offers both a lively introduction to the origin of the Parsis, and a graphic account of their way of life. It provides most comprehensive and authentic details of the Parsi system of education, Parsi Laws and internal government, their philosophy, as well as their religion through details pertaining to their prayer rituals, ceremonies related to Birth and Marriage, the Religious Books, moral teachings, sacred fire and fire-temples. The chapter on the Parsi domestic life indeed makes for a fascinating reading.
The encyclopedic range of material in the book sets out the reason for the Parsis to be commonly considered as a great people.
The Zoroastrians in Persia
The Zoroastrians in India -Their Manners and Customs
The Zoroastrians in India -Their Manners and Customs (continued)
Internal Government and Laws