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Persian and Parsis

I am writing from Iran and interested in knowing more about the culture of our Zoroastrian Parsi brothers in India, which brought your magazine to my attention. Since I was a teenager I have always wondered why the Parsi Zoroastrians, who claim to be Iranian (which they truly are; even most of their names are pure Iranian and Persian), do not speak or know the Persian language. It was very strange for me to see a Parsi not being able to read, write and understand Persian. It is like a German, Arab or Russian not being able to read, write......

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