Zoroastrianism: From Antiquity to Modern Period
History of Science, Philosophy & Culture in Indian Civilization Vol. VII, Part 8
Edited by Murzban Jal
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
379 pages, Illustrated
This book is an interdisciplinary work in the study of Zoroastrianism from its birth around three and half millennia back in ancient Iran to contemporary times. Challenging the now fashionable theme of the East/West divide, as also the infamous theory of the clash of civilizations, this volume initiates the theme of unified world culture where Iran was the bridge between India in the East and Greece and Rome in the West. Thus the close relation of Zoroastrianism with early Hinduism in brought out, as also the relation between Zoroastrianism with Greek philosophy, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This volume covers topics like the close relation between Iran and India, comparison between the Rgveda and the Avesta, ethics in Zoroastrianism, the place of gender in Zoroastrian eschatology and the role played by the Parsis in the formation of secular, democratic, modern India.
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