Our dear friend and PhD. student Ruzbeh Hodiwala is conducting a survey as part of his dissertation. In November 2020, we had published his first pilot survey request, and he has further tweaked that for this final survey. Please take some time and help him get the data he needs.
Survey on Zoroastrians-by-Choice’ and their interactions with ‘Zoroastrians-by-Birth
This research is part of the doctoral project of Ruzbeh Hodiwala, a Ph.D. student who is conducting an ethnographic study of ‘Zoroastrians-by-choice’ under Professor Almut Hintze at SOAS, University of London.
Survey I: For Zoroastrians-by-choice
Click on the above survey link, if you were born into a non-Zoroastrian family – where both mother and father are/were born non-Zoroastrians, i.e. they were legally assigned a non-Zoroastrian identity at birth and you decided to accept the Zoroastrian identity by undergoing a Sedreh-Pushi ceremony; or you/your family publicly identified as non-Zoroastrians but privately remained Zoroastrians, so you accepted the Zoroastrian identity by undergoing a Sedreh-Pushi ceremony.
Survey II: For Zoroastrians-by-birth
Click on the above survey link if you are a Zoroastrian who was born into a family where ‘both’ the parents or ‘at least one parent’ – mother ‘or’ father – is/was born a Zoroastrian. You can undertake this survey if you have not undergone a Navjote/Sedreh Pushi ceremony but identify yourself as a Zoroastrian.
If you are a ‘Zoroastrian-by-choice’ who has not undergone a Sedreh-Pushi/Navjote ceremony or you are waiting to undergo a Sedreh-Pushi ceremony and would like to participate in the project, please contact the researcher at email@example.com or by completing the contact form at https://www.neozoroastrianproject.com/contact.
After clicking on the survey, you will see additional information on the eligibility criteria and have the option to proceed to a different survey based on your eligibility. If you are still unsure about which survey to complete, please contact the researcher at firstname.lastname@example.org
The surveys are best viewed on a device with a large screen and can take up to 20 minutes to complete.
A Persian version of Survey – I will be available shortly. If there are enough requests, the surveys will be translated into other languages.