Parsis at Chemould Prescott Road

There's a pleasure sure in being mad
By Meher Marfatia | THE TIMES OF INDIA | February 17, 2013


Theres a pleasure sure in being madFirst look at Sooni Taraporevala's photo exhibit of a community that's earned the tag 'mad bawas'.

She's come full circle. From focusing her lens on Parsis — a small community of followers of the Zoroastrian religion — in a very personal way by using her family as subjects, to documenting them at large in two editions of her book, Parsis: A Photographic Journey. After its release in 2004, it was back to photography with a personalised stamp for Sooni Taraporevala. The photographer-filmmaker known for authoring landmark films Salaam Bombay!, Mississippi Masala and The Namesake, was recently invited to host a solo photography show on the community that now numbers 76,000 worldwide, at Harvard University's Sert Gallery. A discussion with fellow Parsi and literary scholar Homi K. Bhabha followed.


THE TIMES OF INDIA | February 17, 2013

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