NDTV…. “In this segment, we explore the Parsi community and their lasting influence on art, music, economy and technology. Mumbai and Gujarat being the hub of Parsi community, a series of exhibitions about Parsi culture were held across New Delhi. Each show focused on a different facet of the Parsi history and culture, shining light on the Zoroastrian ancient traditions which began in Iran.”
The World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce (WZCC) met in Goa in December 2015 for its Annual Global Meeting. At the award function they launched a beautifully created promotional video, showcasing some of the pioneers who helped set up WZCC as well as some of the famous Zarathushti entrepreneurs out there today.
The 2016 Return To Roots Trip is now less than two months away.
As with our previous trip, the program will go through various cities and towns. Below is a tentative outline of the program, which will continue to be fine tuned till the end as we get confirmations from various organizations and places that we will be visiting.
To get a flavour of our past trip programs click here
Originally exhibited at SOAS’ prestigious Brunei Gallery in 2013 – a leading London gallery hosting contemporary and historical exhibitions from Asia, Africa and the Middle East – the exhibition received widespread acclaim in national and international press, and was visited by more than 23,000 people.
The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in history and imagination will be the first international centenary event as SOAS launches its celebrations in June 2016 to mark 100 years.
The exhibition takes the visitor on a journey from the earliest days of the religion to its emergence as the foremost religion of imperial Iran culminating with the empire of the Sasanians. From the shores of Iran to the west coast of India the maritime journey of Zoroastrians is followed to their settlement in India where they came to be known as the Parsis, examining their growth as an immigrant community under British colonial rule and the later expansion of the modern diaspora.
Through a collection of over 300 objects, visitors will be introduced to a fascinating and diverse collection of artefacts, texts, paintings and textiles. These are displayed alongside spectacular installations that include a walk-in fire temple.
Dr Sarah Stewart, a curator of the exhibition and lecturer in Zoroastrianism in the Department of the Study of Religions at SOAS said: “We are delighted that the The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in history and imagination will be the first SOAS exhibition to tour internationally. The National Museum in Delhi is a wonderful venue and this opportunity will enable us to create new partnerships in India and increase the potential for future collaboration.”