Zoroastrianism Special

Journal of Himalayan and Central Asian Studies, Vol 25 (1-2), 2021. Guest Editor Shernaz Cama.

The newest issue of the Journal of the Himalayan and Central Asian Studies, Vol 25 (1-2), 2021, guest-edited by Shernaz Cama is dedicated to the Zoroastrisn Studies.

Recent discoveries by international teams from varying backgrounds of academic study have found rich artistic and linguistic material along the Silk Route. So far, these discoveries remain in volumes on Zoroastrian studies. This edition of the Journal of Himalayan and Central Asian Studies brings some of these findings to a wider audience. This will help make links between multicultural concepts, oral traditions as well as iconography. These multicultural links will be taken forward to a much later colonial and post-colonial period of history when adaptation and absorbing new influences once again becomes vital to the creation of a Parsi Zoroastrian culture. It is this multiculturalism, the ability to straddle different geographies and adapt to historical circumstances, while maintaining a core essence, which has been a feature of the Zoroastrian identity throughout its long history.

Table of Contents:

  • Arshadul Quadri: “Legendary Women of the Shahnameh: An Epitome of Courage and Wisdom”
  • Julian Kredel and Jamsheed K. Choksy: “Zoroastrian Deities in Bactria”
  • Nicholas Sims-Williams: “The Avesta in Sogdiana”
  • Jenny Rose: “Wind and Fire: Some Shared Motifs in Indo-Iranian and Sino-Iranian settings”
  • Matteo Compareti: “Iranian Metalwork and Textiles from Qinghai/ Amdo: Tracing the Sille Road in the Himalayan region”
  • Daryoosh Akbarzadeh: In the name of the Lord of Wisdom and Mind or Ohrmazd
  • Shernaz Cama: “An Ancient Spiritual Bond: The Yasna and the Yagna of Iran and lndia”
  • Shervin Farridnejad: “The Royal farmān and the Abolition of Zoroastrian Poll Tax in Qajar Iran”
  • Galina Woodova: “Zoroastrian Glow in Azerbaijan”
  • Murali Ranganathan: “An Ocean of Knowledge: The First Gujarati Monthly Magazines”
  • Meher Kelawala Mistry: “Language Snapshot of Parsi Gujarati Parsi Entrepreneurial Success: An Appraisal”
  • Pheroza J. Godrej: “A Europcan Transformation: The J.J. School of Art and the Risc of Parsi Artists”
  • Indira Chowdhury: “Art likc Science knows no Frontiers: Homi Bhaba and the Spirit of lnternationalism”
  • Mariano Errichiello: “Conferment of Meaning to Mount Damavand between Indo-Iranian myths and Zoroastrian Pilgrimages”
  • Pablo Vazquez: “A Tale of two Zs: An Overview of the Reformist and Traditionalist Zoroastrian Movements”