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The Everlasting Flame Project

A SOAS Centenary Exhibition

The Everlasting Flame, Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination
Ossuary from Mullah Kurgan

will be hosted by the National Museum in Delhi and sponsored by the Ministry for Minority Affairs (MOMA). It is the first time a SOAS exhibition will be held outside the United Kingdom. Work on religious minorities and diaspora communities has long been part of SOAS’s academic remit within a number of subject disciplines. The showcasing in Delhi of our exhibition on Zoroastrianism is a wonderful opportunity for us to collaborate with academic and cultural institutions in India.

The Everlasting Flame exhibition was produced in SOAS’s Brunei Gallery in Autumn 2013. It is the first exhibition of it kind to provide a visual narrative of the history of Zoroastrianism, its rich cultural heritage and the influence it has had on the major world religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

In Delhi the Everlasting Flame, Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination is part of a wider Everlasting Flame Programme, organised by UNESCO Parzor, that includes two exhibitions that focus on the Parsis as well as numerous events.

The Delhi Exhibition

The Delhi Exhibition

Everlasting Flame, Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination will be reassembled at the National Museum in Delhi keeping as close as possible to its first incarnation in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS and maintaining its academic spirit. The National Museum itself has a unique collection of Persianate manuscripts, which the exhibition will draw upon to enhance the Indian context. The space afforded by the Host Institution is considerably larger than that of the former venue and allows the magnificent installation of the fire temple to be seen in its full splendour.

The 2013 SOAS Exhibition

The 2013 SOAS Exhibition

The Everlasting Flame, Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination was originally produced at SOAS and shown at the Brunei Gallery from October – December 2013 under the Patronage of Maestro Zubin Mehta and leadership of Director and Principal of SOAS, Professor Paul Webley. It was made possible through the generous sponsorship and provision of core funding by the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe (ZTFE) and the Aequa Foundation, and Dr Cyrus Poonawalla in India.

For detailed content of the exhibition please consult the external exhibition website.

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Catalogue

The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination

This exhibition catalogue will be on sale in Delhi as well as a supplement that will include additional materials.

To buy the exhibition catalogue online please visit Abe Books.