“The edge of extinction”

"The edge of extinction” Contemporary Parsis: Marriage, Family and Community by Shalini Bharat. Volume 2 of the series The Parsis of India: Continuing at the Crossroads by Armaity S. Desai and Bharat. Published in 2017 by SAGE Publications India Private Limited, B1/I-1 Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110044; website: www.sagepub.in. Pp: xlviii + 370. Price: Rs 9,900 (for the four volume set). The constellation of factors underlying the Parsi demographic predicament, including singledom, delayed marriage, low marital fertility and a rejection of female intermarriage are well-known and have been often studied. However, as Shalini Bharat (pictured), the book’s author......

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