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Reclaiming The Faravahar

Zoroastrian Survival in Contemporary Tehran

224 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Reclaiming the Faravahar is an ethnographic study of the contemporary Zoroastrians in Tehran. It examines many public discursive and ritual performances to show how they utilize national, religious, and ethnic categories to frame the Zoroastrian identity within the longstanding conflict between Iranian Shi.a and Arab Sunnis, defining and defending Zoroastrians’ identity and values in Shi.i dominated Iran.
Author Bio
Navid Fozi is a Fulbright U.S. Scholar conducting fieldwork on Iranian diaspora in Malaysia and holds a PhD in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Boston University.