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Cultural intermediaries in a colonial city: the Parsis of Bombay, c. 1860-1921

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This dissertation traces a series of cultural negotiations through which the Parsis, a community of ethnic Zoroastrians, fashioned themselves into ‘modern’ citizens in the setting of colonial Bombay. It examines the ways Parsis negotiated change in a number of personal spheres such as their dress, deportment, dining and domesticity as well as the ways the community managed internal groupings such as Persian Zoroastrian refugees and the Parsi poor in the landscape of Bombay. It proposes tha...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty
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Funding agency for:
Simin Patel
Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:4e29885b-7c9b-4785-8a62-1549709542f8
Local pid:
ora:12476

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