Khushroo Anita, a year-old Parsi, often dates women outside his faith when he travels for work. His parents hope he will marry a Parsi woman, so he keeps these relationships secret at home. Image by Rosalie Murphy. India, Now, they connect interfaith couples with Zoroastrian priests willing to perform weddings and initiation rituals for their children. The ethnic group numbers just 60, nationwide, three-fourths of them in Mumbai, and diminishing fast.
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Available on. This tiny community may have just about 70,odd people but they are possibly the sweetest, funniest, crankiest bunch you'd ever come across! I f you're not living in Mumbai, home to most of the Parsis in India or Pune for that matter , chances are you have heard very little about this community. The Tatas and Godrejs belong to this community. They may be a small community but the Parsis are one enterprising but happy-go-lucky people who have enriched the tapestry of our wonderful nation.
According to the Qissa-i Sanjan , Parsis migrated from Greater Iran to Gujarat , where they were given refuge, between the 8th and 10th century CE to avoid persecution following the Muslim conquest of Persia. At the time of the Muslim conquest of Persia, the dominant religion of the region which was ruled by the Sasanian Empire was Zoroastrianism. Iranians such as Babak Khorramdin rebelled against Muslim conquerors for almost years. The long presence of the Parsis in India distinguishes them from the smaller Zoroastrian Indian community of Iranis , who are much more recent arrivals, mostly descended from Zoroastrians fleeing the repression of the Qajar dynasty and the general social and political tumult of late 19th- and early 20th-century Iran. Parsi, also spelled Parsee, member of a group of followers in India of the Persian prophet Zoroaster.
When Parsi Zoroastrians, having fled Persian persecution, arrived on Indian soil sometime between the 8th and 10th centuries, the story goes, an Indian ruler sent a cup full of milk. The intention, clearly, was to convey that India was filled to the brim. The Zoroastrian king inserted either sugar—or in some tellings, a ring—and sent the cup back to suggest that not only was there room for his people, but they would also enrich Indian society if permitted to settle. Certain restrictions curbed the private and communal lives of the Zoroastrian asylum seekers, but they were largely allowed to thrive in India.