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A rich compilation of photographs and text captures the lives, culture, and community of the Parsis, a religious and ethnic minority of India and South Asia who continue to follow the ancient religion of Zarathustra.
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A professional photographer, Sooni Taraporevala, is also the acclaimed screenwriter of the award-winning films Mississippi Masala and Salaam Bombay. Born and raised in Bombay, she received her BA from Harvard and an MA from New York University.Review:
...reminds us once again about the unique contribution which all cultures-and-communities make towards the richness-and-diversity of this world... -- Rohinton Mistry, Writer
...stunning achievement...As a Parsi, these remarkable photographs bring to life the vivid pageant of living amongst my people. -- Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English Literature, Harvard University
A monumental book...a remarkable marriage of heart and mind—a book of photographs that tells many good stories alongside. -- Mira Nair, Filmmaker
I am grateful to Sooni Taraporevala...this photographic journey of contemporary Parsi life...a book I can wholeheartedly recommend... -- Bapsi Sidhwa
Sooni Taraporevala's book...is indeed the finest documentation of the life and achievement of our community in 20th century India. -- Maestro Zubin Mehta
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Book Description Overlook Books 2004-10-07, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: good. 1585675938. Seller Inventory # 710180