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On Sunday, 13th December, 2015
Doongerwadi or the Towers of Silence is the pristine premises where the Parsi Zoroastrians are laid to rest and where the family of the deceased go to say their last good bye to their departed ones. The word literally means “green area on a hill”. It is situated amidst natural green surroundings keeping in mind the theological prescriptions and ecological well-being. The various buildings required for the last rites are within the premises of the Doongerwadi.
As part of this educational visit the participants will be taken round the premises and explained about the last rites of the Zoroastrians.
Dr. Ramiyar Parvez Karanjia is a Doctorate in Avesta-Pahlavi from Bombay University. He has done post doctoral research scholar at several Universities in Europe. He is an author of various books, regularly conducts courses and seminars, and gives presentations and talks on Zoroastrian religion, spirituality, Iranian languages and history.
Participants should assemble at the Crosswords Bookstore; Kemps Corner at 10.45 a.m. on Sunday, 13th December, 2015.Alternatively participants can meet directly at, Upper Bungli Pavilion, Doongerwadi, Kemps Corner at 10.50 a.m. The visit will last about an hour and a half.
Fees for Participants: Rs.200/- for non-members.
Rs.100/- for members of the Asiatic Society and Rs.50/- for College Student participants. Please carry your identity cards.
Contact Person: Dr. Usha Vijailakshmi (mobile No. 9820781018)
Dr. R.K. Cheema (mobile No. 9920102834)
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Dr. Usha Vijailakshmi,Chairperson,Mumbai Research Centre
Prof. Vispi Balaporia, Hon. Secretary,Asiatic Society of Mumbai

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai

takes pleasure in inviting you and your friends to

Tenth Professor L. B. Kenny Endowment Lecture

by Ms. Sulakshana MahajanSenior Architect  Consultant - Urban Planning 

at Mumbai Transformation Support Unit (MTSU)


Mumbai: Private Wealth and Public Poverty

on Tuesday, 17th November, 2015, at 5.30 p.m. 

in the Durbar Hall of the Society.

Mr. Sharad G. Kale (I.A.S. Retd.)

President of the Society, 

will preside. Kindly join us for tea at 5.00 p.m.

- Vispi Balaporia , Hon. Secretary