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“Changing customs”

Dadi Surti states "There is not even mention of sudreh and kusti in the Sasanian period ("Changing customs,” Parsiana, August 7, 2018).” But then there is no mention even of Zarathushtra himself in any of the writings or rock inscriptions of Sasanian or earlier times. He observes, "People may have agreed to establish our separate identity through these garments,” though he concedes it is not in consonance with Zarathushtra’s teachings. What would be the need for a "separate identity” when most Iranians were Zoroastrians? I admit that such identity can be helpful at times like when the police can easily......

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