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. Hello, great website you have. Very informative and in depth.

    I was thinking of advertising on your site – could you advise on the price?


  2. 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


  3. Respected Mr. Karanjia,
    I teach religion class and I wanted to purchase your Shahnameh book series to help me teach Shahnameh to my class. Are there only 2 books in the Shahnameh series, Peshdad and Kayan? Please advise where I can purchase the books in Mumbai or online?
    Thank you for all the hard work you put into writing simplified versions and publishing books that make the complex subjects like the Shahnameh easy to comprehend and very accessible to the common Zoroastrian population. You have made the Shahnameh easy to understand to even little kids, making them proud of their rich heritage.


    • Dear Ms. Anahita,
      Thanks for your kind words. The books on Peshdad and Kayan are available online on Parsiana Book Club website and also at our Institute. The book about Sasan is ready but not published. I keep chapters of it on the Website as Posts. Best wishes.


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