This fascinating volume consists of articles by world-renowned scholars of Zoroastrian, Iranian, Parsi, and Jewish studies. The topics covered range from the prophet Zarathushtra (Zoroaster) and the ancient Indo-Iranians to the modern Zoroastrians and Jews of Iran and India. Insightful descriptions of divinities and demons, priests and laity will capture the attention of readers as will absorbing discussions of good and evil, rituals and documents, and of communities past and present.
Jamsheed K. Choksy received his BA from Columbia University and his PhD from Harvard University. He is Professor of Iranian Studies, Professor of History, and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University. Choksy was nominated by the U.S. president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a member of the National Council on the Humanities. Jennifer Dubeansky received her BA and her MA from Indiana University. She is currently a double PhD candidate in Central Eurasian studies and in religious studies at Indiana University. Her research focuses on ancient Iran and Central Asia and on the religions, archeology, numismatics, and history of those regions.
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