The Parsis of Mumbai

By Suhasini Haider in The Hindu

Nanijee took great pains to explain that it wasn’t just because of the ‘purity’ of the Parsi line, descended from Persians who fled Iran before the 10th century, but about the promise they gave the King in Gujarat when they landed, to adopt the clothes and language of this land, but to never convert, to propagate their religion.

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The Explosions that Rocked the Bombay Harbour in 1944

“Seventy-one years ago, on April 14, two explosions rocked Bombay Harbour, raining death and destruction on the docks and the area around it. An estimated 800 people were killed in those explosions, thousands were driven from their homes, and the city’s waterfront was left in a shambles.”‘floating-bomb’-brought-death-and-destruction-to-Bombay