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Zoroastrian & Iranian Studies
  • Iranian Studies at Harvard University consists of useful primers for studying Iranian religions and languages designed by Prods Oktor Skjærvø.
  • The Avesta Digital Archive is a repository of digiitalized Avestan manuscripts collated by the team at the University of Salamanca.
  • The TITUS archive stores a tremendous amount of transcribed texts in Indo-European languages, including much of the Avestan and Pahlavi corpus, as well as texts in other Iranian and non-Iranian languages.
  • Avesta.org is a useful compendium of out-of-copyright translations from Zoroastrian texts (mostly drawn from the Sacred Books of the East translations of E. W. West, James Darmesteter, and Lawrence Mills).
  • The UNESCO Parsi Zoroastrian Project (Parzor) has done amazing service to the field of Parsi and Zoroastrian studies through its numerous initiatives.
  • The International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS).
  • The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS).
  • The Societas Iranologica Europaea (SIE).
  • Achemenet is a virtual museum of all things related the Achaemenid Empire maintained by Professor Pierre Briant.
  • Sasanika is a website devoted to all things related to the Sasanian Empire maintained by Professor Touraj Daryaee.
  • Abstracta Iranica is a bibliographical review of various publications in Iranian Studies.
  • The Perso-Indica project seeks to provide a survey of Persianate engagement with Indic thought from the 13th to the 19th centuries.
  • The Cambridge Shahnama Project provides a comprehensive collection of Shahnama manuscript illustrations from around the world.
  • Bibliographia Iranica is Professor Houchang Chehabi's very useful annotated bibliography of scholarly works related to Iranian Studies.
  • The Packard Humanities Institute hosts a very useful collection of searchable public domain English translations of Persian texts.
  • The Digitales Turfan-archiv is a repository of digitalized manuscripts recovered during the archaeological excavations at Turfan.
  • International Dunhuang Project is an international collaborative project to bring online materials related to Dunhuang and the Eastern Silk Road.

Zoroastrian and Parsi News

(please note that some of these websites undergo intermittent downtime)
  • Amordad News (امرداد تارننمای خبری زرتشتیان) is Iran's foremost news site for the Zoroastrian community and a wonderful resource for all researchers of modern Zoroastrianism. Hamazoor is another important source of Iranian Zoroastrian news.
  • The Tehran Zoroastrian Anjuman website also carries frequently updated news items, as does the website of Mobeds' Anjuman of Tehran.
  • Parsi Khabar is an amalgamator of news items relating to Parsis and Zoroastrians from various sources, updated frequently.
  • The Bombay Parsi Panchayat (BPP) publishes a monthly review.
  • Parsiana is a stalwart biweekly publication of the Parsi community under the edtiorship of Jehangir Patel. The site also maintains a very useful bookstore. 
  • Hamazor, the quarterly publication of the World Zoroastrian Organization, whose back issues can be found here.
  • The Fedearation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America publishes a bimonthly journal. 
  • The Bombay Samachar is the oldest continuously run vernacular newspaper of India.
  • The Jam-e Jamshed is another of the oldest newspapers of the Parsi community.
  • The reformist Zoroastrian organization Association for Revival of Zoroastrianism (ARZ) maintains its page here.
  • The Association of Inter-Married Zoroastrians (AIMZ) page can be found here.
  • The Zoroastrian Youth for the Next Generation (ZYNG) page is here.
  • To keep up with the orthodox, conservative Parsi opinion, see the World Alliance of Parsi Irani Zarthoshtis (WAPIZ) page.
  • Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram maintains a blog about Ilm-e Khshnoom, often including rare photos and details about rituals here. The site also maintains a digital library of khshnoomist books.
  • Parsee Voice, a very conservative khshnoomist journal, is hosted on the equally conservative Traditional Zoroastrianism site.