Hello! As you would be going though the contents on this website, you may like to know about me, so here is my brief introduction.


I am Ramiyar P. Karanjia, an M.A., Ph. D. in Avesta-Pahlavi from St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai, India. I am the Principal (Administrator) of Dadar Athornan Institute, a Zoroastrian priestly training school in Mumbai since 1995.

I am an independent researcher in history and ancient Iranian languages. I have been awarded Fellowships from the Wenner Gren Foundation Fellowship at Uppsala University, Sweden (1999), Heidelberg University, Germany (2002-3) and the Swiss National Fund at Zurich University, Switzerland in (2011).

I teach religion, Iranian and Parsi history and Iranian languages. I have written, translated and edited several books and collaborated with authors abroad. I have also contributed papers to Journals and entries to Iranica and Springer Encyclopedias. I take up research projects in the fields of religion, rituals, religious history and Iranian languages.

I am the Director of Ahunavar Academy which conducts courses, classes and seminars and publishes books on Zoroastrian religion, Iranian history, Iranian languages and spirituality. I am a columnist with Jame Jamshed Weekly and also contributes to other Community newspapers and magazines.

I can be contacted at:

Dadar Athornan Institute, 651-52, Firdausi Road, Mancherji Joshi Parsi Colony, Dadar (East),

Mumbai 400 014. INDIA.  Tel: Res: 0091-22- 24138086; Mobile: +91-9819914133

Email: ramiyark@gmail.com

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