The Exhibition Threads of Continuity : Zoroastrian Life and Culture features in Parsi KhabarApril 2, 2016 3:20 pm
Message from the Vice President of IranMarch 31, 2016 7:13 pm
The Everlasting Flame International ProgrammeFebruary 18, 2016 1:05 pm
The Everlasting Flame ProgrammeNovember 28, 2015 10:20 am
Film Festival Screening and Interactive Talk on Dr. Homi BhabhaMay 20, 2016 11:16 am
The Story of the TIFR Art CollectionMay 13, 2016 11:29 am
My Family and Other Parsis – A Photographic Exhibition Curated by Sooni TaraporevalaMay 8, 2016 3:33 pm
The Teke Ceremony and Puppets from AzerbaijanMay 6, 2016 11:16 am
Behram Ni Sasu : Gujarati Parsi Natak by Yazdi Karanjia Troupe, SuratApril 30, 2016 1:04 pm
Film Screening of Cafe Irani Chai (30 mins) by Mansoon Showghi Yezdi followed by a talk by Anahita Dhondy, Chef, Sodabottleopenerwala RestaurantApril 28, 2016 2:16 pm
Illustrated Talk on the Many Lives of Homai Vyarwalla by Dr. Sabeena Gadihoke followed by an Interactive Talk on the Parsis of Delhi and the Zoroastrian Diaspora by historian Rusi SorabjiApril 23, 2016 3:32 pm
Udvada-A Photographic Exhibition by Shantanu DasApril 22, 2016 10:38 am
Film Screening and Interactive Talk on Zoroastrian Motifs in Parsi Embroidery by Dr. Shernaz Cama and Ashdeen Z. LilaowalaApril 18, 2016 10:19 am
Film Screening : Pir-e-Chak Chak & Glimpses from Bahrot Caves Interactive Talk by Homi Dhalla on Zoroastrianism and EcologyApril 15, 2016 10:18 am
Kusti Weaving, Toran Making Demonstrations, Parsi Embroidery WorkshopsApril 14, 2016 11:29 am
Stained Glass Workshop by Katayun SaklatApril 8, 2016 10:56 am
Talk by Justice Rohinton F. Nariman on Outlines of Persian History- The Achaemenian and Sasanian Empires and Film Screening: Happiness unto Others by Homi D. Sethna10:18 am
The Preservation of Culture and Heritage in an increasingly mono-cultural modern world is the challenge facing communities today. UNESCO, New Delhi, has initiated the “PARZOR Project” as Project 302 IND 4070 entitled “Preservation of Parsi Zoroastrian Heritage – Campaigns and International Conventions.” Followers of the Bronze Age Prophet Zarathushtra of Iran, the Parsi – Zoroastrians are one of the distinct threads in the tapestry of multicultural India. With the central tenet of ‘Humata, Hukta, Huvarsta’ (Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds), Zoroastrianism has survived from pre-history with its core beliefs still intact. As a driving force that impels its followers to excel in all fields of human endeavor and contribute vastly for the benefit of humankind, the community in India is found to be declining at alarming rates. While the Parsi-Zoroastrians are less than 0.01% of the Indian population, the loss in numbers is of 10% of its population in each decennial census.
While the Project started with the aim of recording and reviving interest in the Parsi Zoroastrian community in India, there has been an overwhelming response from other parts of the Indian subcontinent and the worldwide Diaspora.
From the tangible such as demographics (macro) to intangible cultural heritage(micro), we have encouraged scholars, the media, publishers and those interested in culture. Along with preservation, the attempt has been to revive the multicultural ethos that makes the unique ethnic and cultural identity of the Parsi-Zoroastrians. While we strive to make our community Return to Roots, we also envisage re-establishing contact with Iran, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan where the Zoroastrian links are being seen as a part of culture and history of the region.The Parsi – Zoroastrian Project intends to generate an awareness of this miniscule minority. While we look at popular narratives found in Modern Indian History, we also attempt to foreground the everyday life and skills of the dynamic community including and not limited to Religion and Priesthood, Textiles and Embroidery or Arts and Crafts.
We invite you to participate in our constructive pursuit of creating a revival of interest within the community, country and the world.
Location of the Exhibitions