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India’s Mini-Craze for Bicycling Around the World

In the 1920s and 1930s, a dozen adventurous young riders went on the ultimate journey. In 2017, Anoop Babani, Goa-based former journalist, was recuperating from a cycling accident when he encountered a book from 1931, With Cyclists Around the...
A Portrait of Ruttie Jinnah That Doesn’t Hold Up

A Portrait of Ruttie Jinnah That Doesn’t Hold Up

There is much that is debatable and untenable in the new book on Jinnah’s wife.Who goes into history?Who is worthy of a biography?The shakers who change civilisation and our view of the world – the...

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...

At Last, a Biography of India’s Grand Old Man

At Last, a Biography of India’s Grand Old Man

Dinyar Patel's splendidly researched, elegantly written book traces the life of a memorable pioneer.‘A Parsee is no more a representative of Indians, than a Nestorian Christian would be of...

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...

Book Launch: Honour Bound By Sarosh Zaiwalla

Book Launch: Honour Bound By Sarosh Zaiwalla

IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry had organized a Book Launch of  the book “Honour Bound : Adventures of an Indian Lawyer in the English Courts” authored by Mr. Sarosh Zaiwalla, Sr. Partner...

Meher Marfatia: The adventure lies in finding out

Meher Marfatia: The adventure lies in finding out

ONCE UPON A TIME book launch on Saturday February 8, 2020 at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Four years after Meher Marfatia started an essay series in this paper that explored the forgotten bylanes...

Hello World is a Perfect Holiday Gift

Hello World is a Perfect Holiday Gift

Until December 31st 2019, a limited quantity of Hello World! is available for $13 (plus shipping) in the US. Also available in Canada, Australia and India. Email an.inspired.world.book@gmail.com to...

Author Sohrab Homi Fracis In Conversation

Author Sohrab Homi Fracis In Conversation

Hear from the award winning author of Go Home! about what it is like to be an immigrant in the United States. Sohrab Homi Fracis gives us a unique view from a different perspective.About Sohrab Homi...

Oh! Those Parsis by Berjis Desai

Oh! Those Parsis by Berjis Desai

Miss Contractor’s chalk screeched on the blackboard as she conjugated a French verb in a series of appropriate sentences. Fais, fait, faisons, faites… she wrote with her right hand before launching...

Tata vs Mistry: Book Excerpt

Tata vs Mistry: Book Excerpt

Minutes of the Oct-16 Tata Sons Board Meeting at Bombay House. There was not much time to think. Mistry messaged his wife, Rohiqa, that he may soon be sacked. There was probably no time to consult a...

Ahya Yasa Nemangha: The Gathas

Ahya Yasa Nemangha: The Gathas

We are happy to provide a downloadble copy of the Ahya Yasa Nemangha. This book is a study of the Gathas of Prophet Zarathushtra containing the Text with Literal Translation into English, and an...

Parties, Parsis and Politics in Pakistan

Parties, Parsis and Politics in Pakistan

Bomb blasts, the trial of General Musharraf, socialite parties and beer from a Parsi-run brewery are some of the things Indian journalist Meena Menon experienced during her stint in Islamabad. Her...