Declining marriages




The number of Parsi to Parsi marriages in 1971 was 466, according to the Bombay Parsi Punchayet Statistical Outline (1971-1980) published in 1981. Interfaith marriage statistics are not stated. In 2020, due to Covid and being a leap year the number of Parsi to Parsi marriages dropped to 42 while interfaith marriages were 43. In 2019, the numbers were 123 and 99 respectively. Hence Parsi to Parsi marriages have witnessed a drastic drop in numbers.
Extract from Parsiana Editorial Viewpoint December 7-December 20, 2021