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Zoroastrian Heritage

Author: K. E. Eduljee

Zoroastrians of India. Parsees & Iranis - a Photographic Heritage Page 1 - Families, Schools, Children


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Note: While the captions may describe the subjects as Parsees, Iranis were included in this label by individuals from other communities.


Girls' School c.1880
Girls' School c.1880. Note: Scull caps on children and similarities with toki caps worn in Tajikistan to this day.
Prior to the 1900s, all Zoroastrians in India covered their head in public.
Albumen photo by Taurines Image credit: Columbia

Zoroastrian wedding 1905
Zoroastrian wedding 1905. Image credit: Wikimedia
Parsi school 1910 (an artist's impression)
Parsi school 1910 (an artist's impression)

Family 1890s
Family 1890s. Photographed by Cambridge and Company
Image credit: Columbia
Parsi family in Karachi 1925
Parsi family in Karachi 1925.
Image credit: NPR

Zoroastrian children in Bombay 1878 (an artist's impression)
Zoroastrian children in Bombay 1878 (an artist's impression). Note clothing and headwear on all the children. Image credit: Columbia

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