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Zubin Mehta"Sooni Taraporevala's book on the Parsis of India is indeed the finest documentation of the life and achievement of our community in 20th century India."
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Posted January 15, 2005
This book about my Parsi community is very well organized. It gave me a nostalgic journey back to my city of birth, Bombay which I have not visited in last 30 years. I placed a copy of this book in our Mainz University -Dept of Anccient Iranian Languages and Culture.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 22, 2004
This isn¿t a book just for Parsis- it¿s a perfect combination of veritable art and wonderful writing. The Parsi community is one of great diversity, and Sooni Taraporevala¿s ¿The Parsis¿ brings this variety to light in a way that few other publications have successfully managed. Not only does her book stride the cultural spectrum, but it captures each facet beautifully; heart-wrenchingly so, and one can scarcely imagine another picture that could capture the moment more eloquently. The accompanying narratives are also insightful in the extreme and lack the posturing and false grandiosity that riddles so many other publications that try to infuse a sense of pride and wonder in the reader. This is a book that I am bound to use when explaining my heritage and background, not only to non-Parsis, but to future generations of Parsis here in North America. A wonderful book that I¿d recommend to anyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.