Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India Pakistan and The World

Mumbai Samachar: Asia’s Oldest Newspaper

Bombay’s oldest newspaper is also Asia’s oldest and that is The Bombay Samachar. Owned by a family of Parsis for the last 80 years, this Gujarati paper was started in 1822 and has been published since then. Its offices have remained in the same place as well, in the Fort area which is the city’s old business district, and its building is worth billions of rupees. Readership, however, has dipped to 400,000 as the Parsi population has declined.

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