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Parsis and aerated waters

I am a professor of history at the University of South Carolina, currently based in Bombay on a Fulbright fellowship where I have been researching some aspects of Parsi history. I would like to ask readers of Parsiana for assistance with one topic of interest: the Parsi connection with the Indian soda or "aerated water” industry. In particular, I am interested in the history of the longstanding Parsi soda companies: Duke’s, Rogers, Pallonji’s, etc. I have already interviewed a member of the family that ran Duke’s, and I have been consulting newspaper sources and Parsee Prakash. I would be very......

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