A Moment With Ruth Prawer Jhabvala


June 6, 2006

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A lot of Jews are intermarried, but few are married to Parsis. If you had to generalize, are there any similarities between the two groups?

Oh, absolutely. Parsis are known as the “Jews of India.” First of all, they are not really quite Indian, they are originally from Iran. They still look different, they live differently. They look Jewish actually. They often take me for a Parsi. It’s the closest thing that you can get, I think. They have the same sense of humor also, but then many Indians have, not only Parsis.

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