Yesterday the Missus and I trundled over to Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts to catch Sooni Taraporevala’s Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India at the Sert Gallery.
And it was good.
From the Sert Gallery’s website:
The result of a thirty-five year labor of love, Sooni Taraporevala’s Parsis, The Zoroastrians of India is the first visual documentation of India’s Parsi community, followers of the prophet Zarathustra. Taraporevala offers a rare insider’s view of how the Parsis, a people whose ancestors sailed from Iran to India citing religious persecution, survive today as a religious and ethnic minority of India . . .
Taraporevala’s photographs are a vivid window into Parsi life in all its vibrancy and diversity. Her lens takes us from public celebrations to private rituals, from fire-temples to living rooms, from the streets of Bombay to the villages of Gujarat. An intimate insider’s view, Parsis, The Zoroastrians of India is a stunning chronicle that brings to life a community of intense contradictions and endurance.
The exhibit is there through December 20. And well worth the trip.
(Don’t just take our word for it. The Boston Globe’s Mark Feeney really liked it too.)