When they first arrived, escaping persecution in Iran, the refugees from Pars (Persia), the Zoroastrian fire worshipers, came by boat to Sanjan, a small town on the shores of Gujarat in the eight century (936 CE)."Back then, they didn’t have any navigation systems.
After landing in the town of Sanjan when they first arrived in the country, many Parsi families settled down in the port town of Surat, in the fifteenth century, to work in the trading factories that the Europeans (the Portuguese, the British and the Dutch) had established.The veteran of more than 100 one-act plays and 42 full-fledged three-act productions says like everything Parsi, the popularity of their brand of theatre is also on the wane.Before the refugees could make Gujarat their home, Jaditya Rana, the local monarch, quizzed the Parsis.In 2013, the last year we have data for, we had just 195 births in the entire country and 950 deaths.We are a community on the edge," says Dr Shernaz Cama of the Parzor Foundation, Delhi, a community organization mandated by the UNESCO to preserve Parsi Zoroastrian heritage. In the last 60 years, even as the country’s population tripled from 318 million in 1941 to a billion in 2001, the number of Parsis fell 39 per cent over the same period -- from 114,000 to 69000 in the 2001 census -- the most recent to classify population by religion.That shouldn’t be surprising considering Billimoria is a Parsi.Perceived as a community of mostly affluent number-crunching entrepreneurs, ironically, the biggest anxiety gripping Parsis in India these days is their dwindling numbers."The birth rate of the Parsis has dropped dramatically to below replacement levels.Not many other sites can connect you with thousands of singles from Korea and across the world.Whether you’re looking for love locally or internationally, we bring Korea to you no matter where in the world you may be.He carefully blended the sugar into the milk, without spilling a drop.Like sugar in the milk, Parsis will blend with the population and sweeten society, said Dhawal.