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Parsi Bombay, Then and Now: Iona Italia Speaks to Nev March

Iona Italia talks to Nev March about her historical novel, Murder in Old Bombay, and about the Zoroastrians of Bombay both past and present. Hello everyone, welcome to the Quillette podcast.I’m your host this week, Iona Italia, and my guest is Nev...
Bakhtiar Dadabhoy’s Homi J Bhabha: A Life

Bakhtiar Dadabhoy’s Homi J Bhabha: A Life

Bakhtiar Dadabhoy’s Homi J Bhabha: A Life chronicles not only the life of an exceptional scientist, but an important era in Indian scienceThe biography of Bhabha, who established India's nuclear...

Dukhi Dadiba and the Irony of Fate

Dukhi Dadiba and the Irony of Fate

In this 19th-century tragic love story, a young Parsi woman has to choose between money and loveAn excerpt from ‘Dukhi Dadiba and the Irony of Fate’, by Dadi Edulji Taraporewala. Translated from the...

Memoirs of a Parsi daughter: Book review |

Memoirs of a Parsi daughter: Book review |

THE STORY OF MY LIFEby Dosebai Cowasjee JessawallaSPEAKING TIGER ₹799; 344 pagesArticle by Shabnam Minwalla | India TodayIn 1842, Meheribai, a widow, enrolled her daughter in Mrs Ward's Seminary in...

Book Launch: WHO WANTS TO MARRY KAI JUICEWALLA

Book Launch: WHO WANTS TO MARRY KAI JUICEWALLA

This Valentine month author, former flight attendant and columnist, Kainaz Jussawalla’s fun, crazy and action packed memoir “ Who wants to marry Kai Juicewalla?”( one life, many loves, endless...

Sohrab Homi Fracis Releases His Third Book

Sohrab Homi Fracis Releases His Third Book

Award-winning author and alumnus Sohrab Homi Fracis's third book, True Fiction, has been published in Texas this October by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Sohrab Homi Fracis's innovative...

Who Is A Parsi: Prochy Mehta

Who Is A Parsi: Prochy Mehta

Author Prochy N. Mehta is a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, school leader and hockey and basketball player. She has represented India in Masters Athletics. Mehta is the first female president...

Bapsi’s portrayal of Parsi paradigm

Bapsi’s portrayal of Parsi paradigm

It is because of this that we always find a very comprehensive discussion very humorously, though not always, composed on the men and women of her communityArticle by Dr. Zia Ahmed | Daily Times...

The Parsis who pedalled across the world

The Parsis who pedalled across the world

‘The Bicycle Diaries’ details how 12 cyclists set out as global explorers from 1923 to 1942 Last November, tired of being cooped up at home, travel enthusiasts Bakcen George, Allwyn Joseph and...

Crossroads by Armeen Kapadia Basavaraju

Crossroads by Armeen Kapadia Basavaraju

Crossroads is a delightful window into the Parsi community. This collection explores the day-to-day conversations, emotional landscape and events that alter and shape the lives of different Parsis...

Mystery Murder Story Set in Colonial Bombay

Mystery Murder Story Set in Colonial Bombay

Set in 1892, Murder in Old Bombay addresses issues prevalent at the turn of the 20th century which are very present today: discrimination against those who do not belong to our ‘in’ group, misogyny,...

Fashion Musings by Meher Castelino

Fashion Musings by Meher Castelino

Meher Castelino’s Fashion Musings takes a humorous, saucy, cheeky, tongue-in-cheek look at the fashion, beauty and film world in her unique style. The unconventional Q & A format of the book...

The Bundahisn

The Bundahisn

The Zoroastrian Book of CreationEdited and translated by Domenico Agostini, Samuel Thrope, Preface by Shaul Shaked, and Afterword by Guy StroumsaFirst complete English translation of the Bundahisn...

The story of Vividh Vaani

The story of Vividh Vaani

How a Gujarati cookbook came to symbolise love and gratitude during the bubonic plague in Bombay As I joined the cricket fans milling out of the Brabourne Stadium on a crisp Mumbai...

Exile and the Nation: Afshin Marashi

Exile and the Nation: Afshin Marashi

The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran By Afshin Marashi Connecting oft-disparate fields, this book explores the Zoroastrian diaspora living in India and its role in using...

Tanaz Bhathena: Hunted By The Sky

Tanaz Bhathena: Hunted By The Sky

Tanaz Bhathena is an author based in Mississauga, ON, Canada. She previously published two books for teenagers, including the critically acclaimed A Girl Like That, which was named a Best Book of...