India’s Parsis use technology to keep religion alive

India’s Parsis, the modern-day descendants of migrants who fled persecution in Iran more than 1,000 years ago, are turning to new technology to keep their ancient Zoroastrian religion alive.

Websites, blogs, on-line directories and matchmaking portals are being used by the close-knit but scattered and shrinking community to stay in touch and true to the 3,500-year-old faith.

‘The Parsis are a community without borders. We’re almost all over the world,’ said Yazdi Tantra, who runs a computer consultancy firm in Mumbai, where 70 per cent of the world’s Parsis live.

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