Zoroastrian Studies Seminar Series: Jamsheed K. Choksy

When and Where

Friday, May 12, 2023 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online via Zoom


Jamsheed K. Choksy


Happiness in the Zoroastrian Traditions of Iran and India

The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies, in collaboration with the Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation, the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations in North America, and the Zoroastrian Society of Ontario, presents "Happiness in the Zoroastrian Traditions of Iran and India" on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 1 PM (Eastern Time: Canada & US) for Zoroastrian Studies Seminar Series Winter-Spring 2023.

Speaker: Professor Jamsheed K. Choksy, Indiana University

Jamsheed K. Choksy (BA, Columbia University; Ph.D., Harvard University) is a Distinguished Professor, Director of the US Title VI Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Interim Chairperson of the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, at Indiana University, Bloomington. He was nominated by the US President and confirmed by the US Senate as a member of the Council overseeing the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Asiatic Society, the American Numismatic Society, and the Explorers Club. Choksy has held fellowships from the Harvard Society of Fellows (Junior Fellow), Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, NEH, Guggenheim Foundation, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, American Philosophical Society, and American Academy of Religion. He has been a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. Choksy is a consulting editor for the Encyclopedia Iranica. He is the author of Purity and Pollution in Zoroastrianism (1989), Conflict and Cooperation in Medieval Iranian Society (1997), and Evil, Good, and Gender in Zoroastrian Religious History (2002).

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