Zoroastrianism: From Antiquity to the Modern Period (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume VII, Part 8)

By: Murzban Jal (ed.) & D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. ed.)

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Zoroastrianism: from Antiquity to the Modern Period is an interdisciplinary work in the study of Zoroastrianism from its birth around three and half millennia back in ancient Iran to contemporary times. It emphasizes the important role that it played in not only the formation of Iranian culture, but also emphasizes its role in the construction of the humanist idea of the dialogue of civilizations in the ancient world. Challenging the now fashionable theme of the ?East?/?West? divide, as also the infamous theory of the ?clash of civilizations?, this volume initiates the theme of unified world culture where Iran was the bridge between India in the East and Greece and Rome in the West. Thus the close relation of Zoroastrianism with early Hinduism is brought out, as also the relation between Zoroastrianism with Greek philosophy, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This volume covers topics like the close relation between Iran and India, comparison between the Rgveda and the Avesta, ethics in Zoroastrianism, the place of gender in Zoroastrian eschatology and the role played by the Parsis in the formation of secular, democratic, modern India. Printed Pages: 414.

Title: Zoroastrianism: From Antiquity to the Modern Period (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume VII, Part 8)

Author Name: Murzban Jal (ed.) & D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. ed.)

Categories: India, Religion,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2012

ISBN: 8187586575

ISBN 13: 9788187586579

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 23 x 29 Cm

Seller ID: 037329

Keywords: Zoroastrianism Zoroastrian Zarathustra Parsi India