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Parsis attempt to preserve way of life

Fears that India's small but influential Parsi community may disappear altogether is forcing it to look for ways to survive.

The Parsis are India's modern day descendents of Zoarastrian migrants who fled Iran more than 1,000 years ago and have given the country some of its biggest business icons.

But a ban on conversion and intermarriage has meant that there are only 69,000 Parsis left in India - about half the worldwide total. Sanjoy Majumder reports from Mumbai.

  • 07 Sep 2010