FIFA Parsis : Ervad Ramiyar Parvez Karanjia
Born :
April 19, 1965
Academic Qualification :
  • 1985 Bachelor of Arts(B.A.) in Avesta-Pahlavi, University of Bombay
  • 1987 Master of Arts(M.A.) in Avesta-Pahlavi, University of Bombay
  • 1994 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Avesta-Pahlavi awarded by University of Bombay for the Thesis "Scientific Allusions in the Videvdat - A Critical Study" uder Dastur Dr. K.M.JamaspAsa
Wenner Gren Foundation and Uppsala University, Sweden, awarded him a fellowship as a visiting scientist to do post-doctoral research work, October - December 1999. Invited to work with the Group on Zoroastrian Ritual at Heidelberg University, Germany, April - June 2002.
 
Discourse classes in Zoroastrian religion for children and Youth :
  • Mancherji Joshi Parsi Colony, Dadar (since 1982)
  • D.P.Y.A.High School 1983-89)
  • Rustom Baug, Byculla (1983-85)
  • Gamadia Colony, Tardeo (1983-85)
  • Girton High School (1990-1994
 
Teaching :
  • Honorary Teacher, the D.P.Y.A. High School and the B.J.P.C. Institute since 1985
  • LECTURER in Avesta-Pahlavi, Sir J.J.Z. and Mullan Firoze Madressa since 1985
  • HONORARY LECTURER in Avesta Pahlavi, St.Xavier's College since 1987
  • Teacher of Avestan language, Zoroastrian Religion, Iranian History and Rituals, Athornan Madressa, Dadar since 1985
 
Service :
  • EACHER for English and ritual texts at Athornan Madressa, Dadar, 1985-1989
  • JOINT-PRINCIPAL at Athornan Madressa, Dadar, 1989-95
  • PRINCIPAL of Athornan Madressa, Dadar, since March 1995
  • PRINCIPAL of Sir J.J.Z. and Mullan Firoze Madressa since 1999
 
Conferences, Seminars etc. :
  Invited to present papers/participate in panel discussions at :
  • First All India Parsi Youth Seminar, New Delhi, October 1987
  • First International Oriental Congress, Bombay, January 1989
  • Parsi Festival, New Delhi, March 1989
  • Fifth World Zoroastrian Congress, Bombay, January 1990
  • Fourth All India Parsi Youth Seminar, Hyderabad, October 1990
  • Parliament Of World Religions, Chicago, September 1993
  • First World Zoroastrian Youth Congress, Los Angeles, Sept.1993
  • Sixth North American Zoroastrian Youth Congress, Chicago 1994
  • Eighth All India Parsi Youth Seminar, Ahmednagar, November 1994
  • Second International Indo-Iranian Congress, Bombay, January 1995
  • Sixth World Zoroastrian Congress, Tehran, June 1996
  • Tenth All India Parsi Youth Seminar, Mumabi, November 1996
  • National Seminar Oof Unversity Of Bombay, February 1997
  • Second World Zoroastrian Youth Congress, London, July.1997
  • Eleventh All India Parsi Youth Seminar, Baroda, November 1997
  • Second International Indo-Iranian Congress, Bombay, January 2000
  • Second Alliance For Religion & Conservation Convention, Kathmandu, November 2000
  • Symposium At Heidelberg University, Germany, April 2002
  • Alliance For Religion & Conservation Presentation, London, November 2002
 
Papers & Articles :
  • "Life and teachings of the great Sasanian sage Adarbad Mahraspand." - Article published in Journal at the IV All India Youth Seminar, Hyderabad, 1990
  • Methodology of Religious Education for pre and post Navjot Groups - Paper presented at the 5th Word Zoroastrian Congress, Bombay, 1990
  • "Avesta 'vinAthayen' - VidevdAd 3.20; 9.49" - Paper presented at the 35th All India Oriental Conference, Hardwar, 1990
  • "The Tao and Asha - A study in comparison." - Article published in Platinum Jubilee Volume of K.R.Cama Oriental Institute, 1991
  • "The significance of star Srius in ancient cultures with special reference to Zoroastrianism." - A prize winning Article in Platinum Jubilee Souvenir of K.R.Cama Oriental Institute, 1991
  • Various facets of the Water divinity Avan Aredvi Sura - Article published in Baroda Fire-temple Celebrations Volume, 1991
  • "Asha - Pathway to a Zoroastrian Life." - Paper read at the Centenary of Parliament of World Religions, Chicago, 1994
  • "Evolution versus Creation in Zoroastrianism." - Paper read at the VI North American Youth Seminar, Chicago, 1995
  • "The teaching and learning of Avesta script - Past and present." - Paper read at the II International Indo-Iranian Congress, Bombay, 1995
  • "Avesta 'Baodhangh'" - Article published in the Souvenir of II International Indo-Iranian Congress, Bombay, 1995
  • "Contribution of Parsis towards the scientific study and understanding of Indo - Iranian language between the period 1820-1920". - Paper read at the National Seminar organised by University of Bombay, 1997
  • "Exclusivity - The prime strategy for survival of Parsis in the 21st century". - Paper read at the II International Zoroastrian Youth Congress, London, 1997
  • "Horse, Camel & Rooster in Avesta scriptures and later Zoroastrian traditions" - Paper read at the National Seminar organised by University of Bombay, Sanskrit Dept., 1998
  • An ideal Priest According to Zoroastrian Religion - Article published in the Anjuman Atashbehram centenary Volume, 1997
  • Education - A Zoroastrian Perspective - Talk delivered at the invitation of SACRE (Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education) of the Borough of Redbridge, London, October 1999
  • Notes on the Baj-dharna ritual - Paper read at the III International Indo-Iranian Congress, Bombay, 2000
  • Barsom in the Baj-dharna (Yasht-i-dron) ritual Paper presented for Hultgard Festschrift, Jan 2002
  • The Baj-dharna (Dron Yašt) and its Place in Zoroastrian Rituals Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany, April 02
 
Activities :
  • Member of Managing Committee of :
    1) Society for Promotion of Zoroastrian Religious Knowledge and
    2) Zatoshty Brothers Fund for Promotion of Religious Education
  • Trustee of Save Dungerwadi and Community Foundation; Traditional Zarthushti Trust
  • On the Governing Body of K.R.Cama Oriental Institute
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