The Parsis in India

WDR 5 - Radio, February 05, 2017
© Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne, 2017

Original broadcast in German language
MP3 audio file 29 min. (13 MB)

Manuscript in English translation

Today more than 60.000 Indian citizens call themselves "Parsi". They believe in Zoroasthrianism and trace their lineage back to immigrants from Persia. Most of them can be recognised by their relatively light skin colour, their European features and by their preferance for western clothing. Two thirds of all Parsis live in the Mega-City of Mumbai and its sister city Pune. In a country with innumerable religions and with more than a billion inhabitants the Parsis represent just a miniscule minority. Therefore they zealously guard their traditions and their wealth. Read more...

See also:

Die Parsi in Indien
Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Köln 2017

Untergang in Würde - Die Religionsgemeinschaft der Parsen
Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Köln 2007

  The Parsis in India