Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India Pakistan and The World

Desperate measures for a fading Indian faith



What do musician Freddie Mercury, the Tata family who own Corus and Jaguar, and the conductor Zubin Mehta have in common?

They all descended from migrants who fled Iran more than a 1,000 years ago. They are called Parsis and settled in India where they have prospered while maintaining their religion and traditions.

But living in a relatively closed community has its drawbacks. Sanjoy Majumder reports from Mumbai.

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