Joyous Flame: The Parsi Zoroastrians
Joyous Flame - The Parsi Zoroastrians is an illustrated book, in a contemporary style which brings alive the culture of the Parsi Zoroastrians. It was released on Friday, 5th August, 2011 at 6.30 pm at India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi, by Mr. Wajahat Habibullah, Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities. Mr. Fali Nariman presided over the function.
It provides a lucid introduction to the religious beliefs, traditions and culture of this community. Written in an accessible style, with vivid illustrations, to appeal to young readers, the book provides insights into this valuable cultural heritage.
The Parsi Zoroastrians are a miniscule community whose ancestors migrated from Iran to India over 1000 years ago. While retaining their unique cultural identity, the Parsis have contributed immensely, in diverse fields, to the making of modern India.
The title Joyous Flame highlights both the cultural practices and religious beliefs of the Parsi Zoroastrians. The community is known for its joie de vivre and celebrates happiness as a positive value. Fire has a symbolic significance that symbolizes energy, warmth and illumination. This book will go a long way in enlightening people about this unique culture.
Published by the PARZOR FOUNDATION and Co-authored by Rukshana Shroff and Kerman Mehta, the book is illustrated by Naasha Mehta. The book has an interesting Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. While written with the younger readers in mind it would be of value to all those interested in the multicultural diversity of India
To purchase a copy of the book, visit the Parzor Items Available page.