“Beginning of the end”

In my letter "Beginning of the end” (Readers’ Forum, Parsiana, May 7-20, 2023) I had written about the confrontation between the orthodox athornan (priestly) Parsi community and some local non-Parsi residents who sought admission in the local Parsi run school,  which ultimately resulted in its closure. A few more instances come to mind.  A priest whom I had consulted at the height of the controversy had commented that to emphasize the highest degree of purity in our religion, our own girls are considered untouchable during menses, isolated and not allowed to attend school. Even after the delivery of babies, women have......

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