hindu once again

Srinivasan Pichumani srini at engin.umich.edu
Fri Jun 20 14:56:14 UTC 1997

	Dr. Dermot Killingley wrote:

	This parallels the preference of ISKCON to call itself a Vedic rather 
	than a Hindu movement. On the other hand, it is hard to see how *every* 
	place that is currently called a 'Hindu temple' could be called a 'Vedic 

	To make sense of the information, we have to note that 'Parsi' in this 
	context doesn't have its usual meaning of 'Zoroastrian'. It clearly means 
	'Persian', or rather 'of Persian language and/or culture', and 'Parsi 
	religion' refers to Islam.

What ??? Maybe you need to distinguish between the current usage 
of the term by Iranians (and/or their Middle Eastern neighbors) 
and Indians.

At least in India, where there are a good many Parsis, forming 
a distinctive community, 'Parsi religion' clearly refers to 


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