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By John R. Hinnells

what's the precise Zoroastrian adventure, and what's the typical diasporic adventure? The Zoroastrian Diaspora is the result of two decades of analysis and of archival and fieldwork in 11 nations, concerning nearly 250,000 miles of commute. It has additionally concerned a survey questionnaire in 8 international locations, yielding over 1,840 responses.

This is the 1st booklet to try an international comparability of Diaspora teams in six continents. Little has been written approximately Zoroastrian groups as a long way aside as China, East Africa, Europe, the US, and Australia or on Parsis in Mumbai post-Independence. each one bankruptcy relies on unused unique assets starting from 19th century records to modern newsletters. The booklet additionally comprises reports of Zoroastrians on the net, audio-visual assets, and the trendy improvement of Parsi
novels in English.

As good as learning the Zoroastrians for his or her personal inherent value, this booklet contextualizes the Zoroastrian migrations inside of modern debates on Diaspora experiences. John R. Hinnells examines what it's prefer to be a spiritual Asian in la or London, Sydney or Hong Kong. in addition, he explores not just how event differs from one state to a different, but additionally the variations among towns within the similar state, for instance, Chicago and Houston. The survey information is used to begin with to
consider the distinguishing demographic beneficial properties of the Zoroastrian groups in a number of nations; and secondly to examine diversified styles of assimilation among diverse teams: women and men and in line with the extent and sort of schooling. Comparisons also are drawn among humans from
rural and concrete backgrounds; and among generations in non secular ideals and practices, together with the renovation of secular culture.

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