Gathas of Zarathustra: Hymns in Praise of Wisdom

Gathas of Zarathustra: Hymns in Praise of Wisdom

by Piloo Nanavutty

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Gathas of Zarathustra: Hymns in Praise of Wisdom by Piloo Nanavutty

The words of Zarathushtra, Prophet of Ancient Iran, have come down to us across the centuries through the Gathas, 17 hymns which he composed and which embody the core of his faith.

For the first time ever, these hymns are published with commentary and relevant illustrated material to explain the text. For the first time too, the background provided by the Story of Creation is examined with the help of a page from an unpublished manuscript at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

Vedic parallels are emphasized to aid comparative studies of these two ancient Aryan traditions.

An ideal book for laypersons and scholars alike, this is a must for every Parsi home, libraries and researchers working on Zoroastrian tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781890206093
Publisher: Mapin Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.24(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Piloo Nanavutty graduated from Girton College, Cambridge, and taught at the universities of Bombay and Delhi. She has travelled widely and lectured extensively on Zoroastrianism as well as the mystical tradition. Her published works include The Songs of Zarathustra, Fravarane and The Parsis.

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