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Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

Flavia Agnes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655247
eISBN:
9780199081189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This volume explores gender inequality and the politics of women’s rights in India. It provides an invaluable analysis of the current trends of the debate on Uniform Civil Code located within a ... More


The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration

John R. Hinnells

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267591
eISBN:
9780191683329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

What is the distinctive Zoroastrian experience, and what is the common diasporic experience? This book is the outcome of twenty years of research and of archival and fieldwork in eleven countries. It ... More


Zoroastrian Perspectives on Contacts with the British

John R. Hinnells

in Zoroastrians in Britain: The Ratanbai Katrak Lectures: University of Oxford 1985

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261933
eISBN:
9780191682247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261933.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter deals with the Zoroastrians' communal perspectives on their history and on Anglo'Zoroastrian contacts. It considers the presuppositions the various Zoroastrian groups had concerning ... More


Early Zoroastrian Arrivals in Britain

John R. Hinnells

in Zoroastrians in Britain: The Ratanbai Katrak Lectures: University of Oxford 1985

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261933
eISBN:
9780191682247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261933.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter suggests that there are probably no other religious or ethnic minority groups which have migrated from Asia to Britain and which have had such a close network of both business and ... More


A Century of Zoroastrian Associations in Britain (1860s-1960s)

John R. Hinnells

in Zoroastrians in Britain: The Ratanbai Katrak Lectures: University of Oxford 1985

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261933
eISBN:
9780191682247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261933.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter examines how the Zoroastrians fared in western society. Although the size and a number of associations have increased since the 1861 conception of the Zoroastrian Organization, several ... More


Chapter VI

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0060
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author talks about the Ran desert, Colonel Miles, Charles the Twelfth's music, Makka, Captain Bagnold, Mandaví, philosophic meditations and dogmatism, his study of English at Kaira, infanticide, ... More


My ‘Parsi English’

Hoshang Merchant

in Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465965
eISBN:
9780199086962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465965.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

There is incipient nationalism plus xenophobic racism in all languages. The linguistic misprisons of a Parsi child in the English kindergarten are detailed. Bilingualism allows the linkage of one ... More


Minority Accommodation, Cultural Mobilization, and Legal Practice: The Experiences of Muslim Law and Christian Law

Narendra Subramanian

in Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788786
eISBN:
9780804790901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788786.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses the laws governing India's two largest religious minorities, Muslims and Christians. Policy makers retained distinct minority laws to accommodate minorities, but their limited ... More


Purdah hai purdah!’: proscenium theatre and technologies of illusionism

Niharika Dinkar

in Empires of Light: Vision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526139634
eISBN:
9781526150387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139641.00011
Subject:
Art, Art History

Countering the predominantly literary analysis of Parsi theatre, this chapter reassesses theatre as the site of many experiments with visual technologies as the proscenium stage introduced a fixed ... More


Role of Parsis in Modern India

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195689440
eISBN:
9780199080342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The Parsis or the Zoroastrians compose a minority community that has enriched India economically, culturally, industrially, and educationally. In the course of this interview, T.R. Andhyarujina looks ... More


Legal Significance of the Parsi Community

Flavia Agnes

in Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655247
eISBN:
9780199081189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores the legislative history of the Parsi community law and evaluates its implications for women’s rights in India. It traces the history of personal laws of the Parsi community and ... More


Through Indian Eyes: Travel and the Performance of Ethnicity

Gaurav Desai

in Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164542
eISBN:
9780231535595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164542.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of the individual narratives of two early twentieth-century travelers, Ebrahimji Adamji and Sorabji Darookhanawala, both of whom undertook journeys into the East ... More


Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good (Trust) Deeds: Parsis, Risk, and Real Estate in Mumbai

Leilah Vevaina

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the impact of the introduction and use of specific legal and municipal instruments on communal and urban spatial transformations by focusing on the communal real estate of the ... More


Persian Composer-Pianist Baffles: Kaikhosru Sorabji

Nalini Ghuman

in Resonances of the Raj: India in the English Musical Imagination,1897-1947

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199314898
eISBN:
9780199372959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314898.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The music and critical works of Essex-born composer Kaikhosru Sorabji have (like the man himself) long been seen as wilfully idiosyncratic, elitist, and, on account of his Parsi-Indian ancestry, only ... More


The Great Persian Famine of 1871, Parsi Refugees and the Making of Irani Identity in Bombay

Simin Patel

in Bombay Before Mumbai: Essays in Honour of Jim Masselos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190061708
eISBN:
9780190099572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190061708.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This essay examines how the relief efforts occasioned by the Great Persian Famine of 1871 crystallized a new sense of community consciousness among the Parsis as well as created the new identity of ... More


The Merchant-Prince of Bombay

Jesse S. Palsetia

in Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy of Bombay: Partnership and Public Culture in Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199459216
eISBN:
9780199086337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199459216.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines Jejeebhoy’s economic rise from minor trader to merchant-prince of Bombay. It shows how Jejeebhoy entered into commercial collaboration with various parties including the ... More


The Parsi Leader

Jesse S. Palsetia

in Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy of Bombay: Partnership and Public Culture in Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199459216
eISBN:
9780199086337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199459216.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines Jejeebhoy’s role and reputation among the Parsis of Bombay and India. The corollary of Jejeebhoy’s public role was that he was also a leader of the Parsis and a representative ... More


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