Selected Links

Zoroastrianism Bibliography and Selected Links (2013)

(Zoroastrianism, On Common Ground)


Boyce, Mary. Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, Second Edition (London: Routledge), 2001 (1979).

Glick, Rachel. "Hope and Conflict in a New World: The Zoroastrians of America." Pluralism Project Research, 1992.

The Good Life: An Introduction to the Religion of Zarathushtra. The Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York (New Rochelle, New York), 1994.

Hinnells, John. A Handbook of Living Religions, Second Edition. "Zoroastrianism" (New York: Viking Penguin), 1998 (1984). 

Hinnells, John. The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2005.

Hinnells, John. Zoroastrianism and the Parsis (London: Ward Lock Educational), 1981.

Irani, Kaizad. "A Brief History of an Ancient Faith." India Abroad. 16 April 1993, pp. 30-35.

Nigosian, S. A. The Zoroastrian Faith: Tradition and Modern Research (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press), 1993.

Mehr, Farhang. The Zoroastrian Tradition: An Introduction to the Ancient Wisdom of Zarathushtra (Rockport, Massachusetts: Element Press), 1991.

Mistree, K.P. Zoroastrianism: An Ethnic Perspective (Bombay: London Zoroastrian Studies) 1982. 

Pierce, Elinor. Field Notes. Pluralism Project Research, 1995.

Writer, Rashna. Contemporary Zoroastrians: An Unconstructed Nation (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America), 1993. 

"About Zoroastrianism" Rohinton Rivetna. The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies. Excerpted from Zoroastrians: Followers of an Ancient Faith in a Modern World (Hinsdale, Illinois: Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America), 1990.


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Zoroastrian Funerary Rites in Houston


Additional Resources

Avesta - Zoroastrian Archives
Comprehensive online resource, including complete text of the extant Avesta, and extensive links.  

California Zoroastrian Center (CZC)
Located in Westminster, California, this is the largest Zoroastrian center outside of Iran, India, and Pakistan; publishes the Zoroastrian Journal.

Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA)
Umbrella organization serving the Zoroastrian community in the U.S. and Canada.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Parsi Zoroastrian Project
Launched by the New Delhi office of UNESCO, the PARZOR Project aims to preserve Parsi Zoroastrian culture.

World of Traditional Zoroastrianism
Represents a "traditional" stream of the Zoroastrian faith; home of Zoroastrian Matrimonial Page.

World Zoroastrian Organisation (WZO)
Founded in 1980, this organization aims to “serve the Zarthushti community across national borders”; WZO’s headquarters is in London.
A web site dedicated to promoting the spiritual philosophy of Zarathushtra and Zoroastrianism.

Zarathushti / Zoroastrian Women’s International Network (ZWIN)
A forum for Zoroastrian women, intended to foster a stronger sense of identity and to facilitate networking opportunities.

Zarathushtrian Assembly
Represents a "liberal" stream of the Zoroastrian faith; site provides information in Persian and English. OR (Persian site)

Zarthoshti Anjuman of Northern California (ZANC)
Associated with the Arbab Rustam Guiv Dar-e-Mehr in San Jose.

Zoroastrian Association ofthe Greater Boston Area (ZAGBA)

Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York (ZAGNY)
Associated with the first Zoroastrian Center in North America; the site includes community forums, an online newsletter, and a Priest/Mobed directory.

Zoroastrian Association of Houston (ZAH)
Incorporated in 1976, ZAH opened the Zarathushti Heritage and Cultural Center in 1998; this site includes Manashni, an online newsletter.

Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Chicago (ZAC)
Associated with the Hinsdale, Illinois Darbe Mehr, “the vibrant hub of Zarthushtis in the Midwest.”

Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington (ZAMWI)
Organized in 1978, ZAMWI “serves the diverse needs of Zoroastrians who have arrived in the capital area of the United States from Iran, India and other regions of the world.”

Zoroastrian Association of North Texas (ZANT)
Established in 1989 to “nurture, advance, and promote the religious, social and cultural aspects of Zoroastrian faith” in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Zoroastrian Sports Committee (ZSC)
Since 1988, the ZSC has worked “to promote unity and friendly competition among our youth”; every two years, the Zarathushti Games draw together young people from around the world.