Evil in the sands of time: Theology and identity politics among the Zoroastrian Parsis

  title={Evil in the sands of time: Theology and identity politics among the Zoroastrian Parsis},
  author={Tanya Marie Luhrmann},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  • T. Luhrmann
  • Published 1 August 2002
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
T the great texts of the great traditions are in some sense unchanging, but as Milton Singet pointed out, the anthropologist's task is to “find fot these ideas a local habitation and leain how they operate in the lives of ordinary people” (1972, 39). What I wish to present here are the changing meanings of texts that are thought to form the core of the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism and the story of how their interpretations have altered as the South Asian community of Parsi Zoroastrian… 
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