Reclaiming The Faravahar: Zoroastrian Survival in Contemporary Tehran

by Navid Fozi
Iranian Studies Series
Amsterdam University Press
eISBN: 978-94-006-0187-1

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 Shiˁa and Arab Sunnis, defining and defending Zoroastrians’ identity and values in Shiˁi dominated Iran.

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.

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