The Zoroastrian Myth of Migration from Iran and Settlement in the Indian Diaspora: Text, Translation and Analysis of the 16th Century Qesse-ye Sanjan 'The Story of Sanjan' by Alan Williams, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Zoroastrian Myth of Migration from Iran and Settlement in the Indian Diaspora: Text, Translation and Analysis of the 16th Century Qesse-ye Sanjan 'The Story of Sanjan'

The Zoroastrian Myth of Migration from Iran and Settlement in the Indian Diaspora: Text, Translation and Analysis of the 16th Century Qesse-ye Sanjan 'The Story of Sanjan'

by Alan Williams
     
 

The Qesse-ye Sanjan, previously misinterpreted and cast aside as a quasi-historical chronicle, is here rediscovered as a fully-formed religious composition that can tell us a great deal about Zoroastrian values in particular and the nature of religious self-representation in general.

Overview

The Qesse-ye Sanjan, previously misinterpreted and cast aside as a quasi-historical chronicle, is here rediscovered as a fully-formed religious composition that can tell us a great deal about Zoroastrian values in particular and the nature of religious self-representation in general.

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Winner of an Honourable Mention at the International Society for Iranian Studies Ehsan Yarshater Book Award for books published in 2008 and 2009.http://iranian-studies.com/awards/ehsanYarshater

This excellent volume is important for understanding not only the history of the Parsees and their quest for identity in a diasporic home, but also the dynamics of history, multiculturalism, and religious contact in premodern Western India. - Frederick M. Smith, University of Iowa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004176980
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/24/2009
Series:
Numen Book Series, #124
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Williams PhD (1984), in Iranian Studies, University of London, is Reader in Iranian Studies and Comparative Religion at the University of Manchester. He has published extensively on Zoroastrianism and also translated Rumi’s Masnavi into blank verse for Penguin (2006).

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