Precepts vs priestcraft

Zarathustra: The Man and the Message by Meheryar N. Rivetna. Published in 2021 by the author, Zoroastrian Association of Houston, 8787 W. Airport Blvd., Houston, TX 77071, USA. Pp: 343. Price: Rs 733. Meheryar Rivetna (pictured) offers a refreshing alternative to the ongoing debate between the so-called orthodox and reformist points of view in the Parsi community. A retired sales manager of a multinational pharmaceutical corporation, he dedicated his retirement years to study Zarathushtra’s teachings. In the process he realized that, like himself, his co-religionists were unaware of the underpinnings of Zarathushtra’s teachings, and was motivated to share his learnings. He......

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