Item #72605 THE RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES AND CUSTOMS OF THE PARSEES. Jivanji Jamshedji Modi, C. I. E., Ph D., B. A.


Bombay: Jehangir B. Karani's Sons, 1937. Second Edition. Hardcover. Scarce monograph on the religious customs of the Parsees (or Parsis), an ethnoreligious group who migrated to the Indian subcontinent from Persia during the Muslim conquest (636-651). At the time of the conquest, the dominant religion of the region (which was ruled by the Sasanian Empire) was Zoroastrianism. Iranians such as Babak Khorramdin rebelled against Muslim conquerors for almost 200 years. During this time many Iranians (called Parsis since their migration) chose to preserve their religious identity by fleeing from Persia to India. Two folding plates. Octavo: xxv, 455, xxix, [3] p. Original brown cloth binding, with gilt titles. The ink signature of Roshan Marker appears on the front flyleaf. The boards are a bit edgeworn, with some minor staining; else very good. Very good. Item #72605

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