Intra-community Dissent and Dialogue: The Bombay Parsis and the Zoroastrian Diaspora ∗

  title={Intra-community Dissent and Dialogue: The Bombay Parsis and the Zoroastrian Diaspora ∗},
  author={Kamala Ganesh},
  journal={Sociological Bulletin},
  pages={59 - 80}
  • K. Ganesh
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Sociology
  • Sociological Bulletin
This article explores the tension between the local and transnational communities through a discussion of the Bombay Parsis and their relationship with the Zoroastrian diaspora in the West. It demonstrates how developments in both locations mutually interact and shape changes in perceptions and attitudes. Current formulations of 'community' stress its harmony and unity. The Parsi Zoroastrian case, in contrast, suggests that internal dissent is a positive feature influencing the content of… 
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