Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India Pakistan and The World

American Desis: In conversation with Freya Motafram

The Indian Subcontinent is dominated by three religions: Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. But just there are thousands of dialects, there are also many different religions. This week we bring to the show someone who grew up with Arjun on the mean streets or Palm Harbor, Florida: his close friend Freya Motafram. Freya is from one of the aforementioned undervalued religions of India: she is Zoroastrian. She blesses us this week with a general overview of a faith that has been relatively ignored in our community. She breaks down the basic tenants of the religion and the ways in which it is practiced. We then ask her how people treated her for practicing an “obscure” faith, and during that explanation she divulges the info that Arjun played with Barbies as a child…much to Akaash’s delight. Listen in to this fascinating episode that opens the curtain on a beautiful faith.

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