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Parsis Community Struggling to Survive

on 2001/1/13 8:45:02 ( 1596 reads )


BOMBAY, INDIA, January 11, 2001: With dwindling numbers in a tight-knit community, the Zoroastrian faith has cause for concern. Most proponents of the religion originating from Iran, discourage conversion and interfaith marriage. As a result, only 125,000 Parsis live world-wide most of them in Bombay. Even though the community has prospered in India through business ventures and as professionals in other parts of the world, these past achievements are secondary. Community elders are primarily concerned with the population decline that in 20 years could leave the faith with as little as 25,000 followers.

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