Threads of Continuity

A look at Zoroastrian heritage in exhibitions that brought together India, Iran, and the UK

An unusual cultural phenomenon recently unfolded in India’s capital city. From March until the end of May, New Delhi’s prime museums and institutions facilitated a rich programme of events – exhibitions, talks, film screenings, concerts, publications, and even a fashion show – tracing the journey, history, and evolution of the Zoroastrian diaspora. A few weeks ago, I stepped out of the scorching sun into the corridors of the National Museum to peruse The Everlasting Flame, an exhibition providing a visual narrative of the history of Zoroastrianism, jointly organised with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, the British Library, and Tehran’s National Museum of Iran.

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