SOAS University of London

SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies (SSPIZS)

Digital Library & Audio Archive

The SSPIZS Digital Library is listed within the Disciplines group of the SOAS library. It can be reached at digital.soas.ac.uk/zoroastrian.

The library is also building an Avestan Language Resources collection (digital.soas.ac.uk/avestan) within the Languages group.

There is an urgent need to locate, scan/photograph and digitise endangered manuscripts in India with a view to translating and publishing them online thereby. There is also a need to preserve recordings Zoroastrians that belong in private collections around the world, particularly those in the Dari language, which is dying out.

In both cases the digitised material will be an invaluable source of information about Zoroastrianism for scholars and members of the public for generations to come. In order to take forward the work on both collections Mr Shapoor Mistry has suggested that he could employ one or two assistants to be located in Mumbai to undertake this work for the Institute.