INDIA. ZOROASTRIANS AS A DISAPPEARING COMMUNITY
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INDIA. ZOROASTRIANS AS A DISAPPEARING COMMUNITY
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S0321-50750000617-4-1
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67-73
Abstract
Indian census data (2001) records 69,601 Parsis in India, with a concentration in and around the city of Mumbai (previously known as Bombay). There are about 100,000 Parsis worldwide their number is steadily declining (approximately 9% per decade). According to the National Commission for Minorities, there are a “variety of causes that are responsible for this steady decline, the most significant of which are childlessness, a reluctance to accept converts, and migration. This demographic trends means that by the year2020 the Parsis will number only 23,000 (less than 0,0002% of the present total population of India). In this case the Parsis will cease to be called a community and will be labeled a “tribe”.
Keywords
Parsis, Zoroastrianism, Panchayat, Mumbai/ Bombay
Date of publication
01.07.2012
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