I am Ramiyar P. Karanjia, M.A., Ph. D. in Avesta-Pahlavi from St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai, India. I am presently serving as the Principal of Dadar Athornan Institute.

I am an independent researcher in history and ancient Iranian languages. I teach religion, Iranian and Parsi history and Iranian languages. I have authored, co-authored translated and edited several books, and also contributed papers to Journals and entries to Iranica and Springer Encyclopedias. I am a columnist with Jame Jamshed Weekly.

I can be contacted at:

Dadar Athornan Institute, 651-52, Firdausi Road, Mancherji Joshi Parsi Colony, Dadar (East), Mumbai 400 014. INDIA.  Tel: +91-22- 24138086;  +91-9819914133. Email: ramiyark@gmail.com

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  1. Dear Sir
    I wish to know what is the proper way to dispose an old sadra. I often wonder if it’s right enough to make use of it when it’s torn . Some say that before one uses ,one has to remove the gariban but then where do I discard it? Is it ok if I put it in soil?


    • Dear Ms. Beroz,
      Torn Sadras can be used to dust furniture after removing the girebān which can be separately burnt. The Sadras may later be put to soil.

      The answer to the above and related questions can be found under the TELL Me WHY section on my web-site.

      Best wishes,
      Ramiyar Karanjia


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