The magic of myths

A mother’s attempt to drop legends from a book on Zoroaster draws a protest
Aban Mukherji

Christopher Columbus could not have been more wonderstruck at sighting land than I was at the discovery of the dummy — intact with many of the original illustrations — of my mother Pareen Lalkaka’s book, Zarathushtra — The Golden Star. It was on a rainy day when looking at the numerous books housed in glass-doored cupboards that lined the dark passage of my flat, I came across this find. And as I gazed at the colorful illustrations the years receded and I was once again a teenager in the 1960s, enthusiastically following the progression of the book, accompanying my mother......

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