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Mamaiji’s Caramel Pudding

We Parsi folk love our sweets and desserts, and my maternal grand-mom whom I fondly called ‘Mamaiji’, was no exception to that rule.
As the matriarch of a very large and happy family, my ‘Mamaiji’ stood in a class of her own. She inspired all our lives with her strong compassionate personality and humorous take on events, her unconditional love for family and most of all, her true passion for cooking and food. Although no longer with us, Mamaiji’s legacy lives on through her valuable life lessons and her mouthwatering recipes.
With very few of the modern day kitchen conveniences that we take for granted at her disposal; she taught us that a truly good meal is always one that is made with love and patience using simple fresh ingredients…and savored with family & friends, sitting around the dinner table.

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Some very interesting links

Parsi/Parsee Community – Zoroaster – Zoroastrian – Zoroastrianism

Documents on Zoroastrianism

pdf Anthology of Philosophy of Persia, Vol 1 from Zoroaster to Khayyam 

pdf Book of Arda Viraf 

pdf History of Zoroastrianism by Dhalla MN 

pdf Essays on the Sacred Language Writings Parsis (1907) 

pdf Guide to Prayers – Zoroastrianism 

pdf History of the Parsis in India 

pdf Life and Teachings of Zoroaster, The Great Persian by Loren Harper Whitney 

pdf Manichaeism

pdf Zoroastrian, Book by Modi

pdf On Mysticism and Esotericism among Zoroastrians 

pdf Parsi Culture 

pdf Parsi Festivals 

pdf Parsi Religion – Zand Avasta (1843) 

pdf Parsis and Satyagraha in South Africa 

pdf Parsis of Ancient India by Shapurji Kavasji Hodivala (1920) 

pdf Parsis of India (Powerpoint presentation) 

pdf Role of Fire in Parsi Rituals 

pdf The Bogomils and Zoroastrianism 

pdf Teachings of Zoroaster and the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion by S.A. Kapadia (version 1)

pdf Teachings of Zoroaster and the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion by S.A. Kapadia (version 2)

pdf Teachings of Zoroaster and the Philosophy (short version)

pdf The Treasure of the Magi, A Study of Modern Zoroastrianism (1917) 

pdf The Parsis (Powerpoint Presentation) 

pdf Zoroaster, by F Marion Crawford 

pdf Zoarasters, Parsees of India, National Geographic Article (1905) 

pdf Zoroaster, Prophet of Ancient Iran 

pdf Zoroastrianism, Ancient and Modern by Ervad Pheroze Shapurji Masani

pdf Zoroastrianism, The Charter of Spiritual Liberty 

pdf Zoroastrians, Their Religious Beliefs and Practices by Mary Boyce 

pdf Zoroastrianism 

pdf Manual of KHSHNOOM, The Zoroastrian Occult Knowledge 

Internet Links

No. Category Description Website Address Country
1 Information Parsi Directory Click on Link Global
1.5 Community World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce Click on Link Global
2 Information Zoroastrians.net Click on Link USA
2.5 Information Zoroastrianism.com Click on Link USA
3 Community Parsi Khabar Portal Click on Link Global
4 Community Bombay Parsi Punchayet Click on Link India
5 Community Wikipedia – List of Parsis Click on Link Global
6 Community Parsee Community in South Africa Click on Link South Africa
7 Community Parsi Rustomjee – Mahatma Gandhi�s able lieutenant in South Africa Click on Link South Africa
8 Community article on the Parsi Faith Click on Link Global
9 Community Parsis – the Zoroastrians of India by Sooni Taraporevala Click on Link Global
10 Community Wikipedia – on Parsi Click on Link Global
11 Community Britannica Article – Parsi Click on Link UK
12 Community People of India – Parsees – Zoroastrians Click on Link India
13 Community Life Positive – On Zoroastrianism Click on Link Global
14 Community The Parsi Zoroastrian Association of Singapore Click on Link Global
15 Community Parsi World Click on Link Global
16 History Parsees in South African History Click on Link South Africa
17 Community Gandhiji’s Associates in South Africa, (Parsees were top opponents of Racism in South Africa) Click on Link South Africa
18 Community Parsis have civilization; other Indians don”t Click on Link India
19 Community Parsi Web Portal Click on Link India
20 Community Parsi Site Click on Link Global
21 Community Kuwaiti Zoroastrian Associations Click on Link Kuwait
22 News Parsi News Click on Link India
23 Community The World Zoroastrian Organization Click on Link Global
24 Community New Delhi Parsees Click on Link India
25 Community The Parsi Chronicle Click on Link Global
26 Community The Missing Parsi Click on Link Global
27 Community Parsiana – The Global Zoroastrian Portal Click on Link Global
28 Community Parsi Resource Group Click on Link Global
29 Community Frene Ginwala – South African Freedom Fighter and Human Rights Campaigner Click on Link South Africa
30 Community Dr. Frene Ginwala – Speaker of the South African Parliament Click on Link South Africa

Courtesy : Bharat – http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/informationZoroaster.html

Other Directories

 OTHER DIRECTORIES – all at www.theparsidirectory.com
List of Parsi Institutions Worldwide
Wedding, Navjote, Sagan
Zoroastrian Agiyaris-Atash Behrams on Google maps
Zoroastrian Darb-e-Mehrs in USA
List of Mumbai Agiaries and Atash Behrams
List of Parsi Dharamshalas and Sanatoria
List of Zoroastrians, Worldwide
Mobebs in North America
List of Parsi Caterers Worldwide

If anyone has access to any more, please send it to us – we will put it up free for the community.

New volume on Dadabhai Naoroji

Dear all,

I am happy to announce that a new scholarly resource on Dadabhai Naoroji is currently in the works.  Along with S.R. Mehrotra, formerly professor of history at SOAS as well as at the University of Himachal Pradesh, I am co-editor for a volume of selected papers from the Dadabhai Naoroji collection at the National Archives of India.  The volume is being published by Oxford University Press, in conjunction with the National Archives, and should be out by the summer of 2012.
 The Naoroji papers at the National Archives are massive in size and scope.  Two volumes of correspondence were published by RP Patwardhan in the 1970s.  The current volume focuses on Naoroji’s communication with several Indian and British leaders, as well as family members and friends. These individuals include pro-India voices in British politics such as Henry M. Hyndman and William Wedderburn along with A.O. Hume; Indian political and economic thinkers such as Romesh Chandra Dutt, Gopalkrishna Gokhale, and M.G. Ranade; British Indian administrators; correspondents in America; and contemporary scholars of Indian history, languages, and religion.
Sadly, many of Naoroji’s own letters have been lost, and the great majority of what survives today consists of letters to Naoroji.  This volume tries to bring together as many of Naoroji’s own letters as well as those that reflect on his career and activities.  Material by Naoroji’s correspondents carries the added bonus of giving us an insight into contemporary Indian and British society, and particularly the lives of those Indians who studied, worked and lived in the imperial metropole during the late Victorian era.
Further information on this volume can be found on Oxford University Press’ website:
Please note that the release date will be later than February 2012.  And, I am personally hoping that the cost of the volume reduces a little!
With best regards,
Dinyar Patel

Dinyar Patel
Ph.D. Candidate, Modern South Asia
Department of History
Harvard University
+91 87672 03572

Zarathustra on his way to Copenhagen

Zarathustra on his way to Copenhagen

Who knows if there are still followers of Zarathustra in India and Pakistan? In this article, the author brings you to the megacity of Karachi, south of Pakistan. This city is a gateway to much questioning regarding the contemporary environmental crisis. By David Knaute, Karachi (Pakistan).

Considering the unique role Parsis have played over the years in the building of Karachi, the current crisis is greatly unfortunate. Community members like to retell the story of their arrival in India some centuries ago when their priests promised the Hindu kings they would be like sugar added to a bowl of milk, meaning they would mingle into the local population and try to be as helpful as possible, and to date, this has proved true. Mahatma Gandhi himself said that Parsis were “in number beneath contempt, but in charity and philanthropy perhaps unequalled, certainly unsurpassed”. Throughout the Indian subcontinent the Parsis have always enjoyed tolerance and even admiration from other religious communities. A peace loving people, they now keep well away from politics but this has not always been the case. From the 19th century onward they gained a reputation for their education and widespread influence in all aspects of society, partly due to the divisive strategy of British colonialism which favoured certain minorities. Parsis are generally more affluent than other Pakistanis and are stereotypically viewed as among the most Anglicised and “Westernised” of the various minority groups. They have also played an instrumental role in the economic development of the region over many decades; several of the best-known business conglomerates of India are run by Parsi-Zoroastrians, including the Tata, Godrej, and Wadia families.

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Courtesy : Rusi Sorabji