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Pioneering Parsis of Calcutta

Nominated | Book Awards 2021 | English Non-fiction

Pioneering Parsis of Calcutta

Author: Prochy N Mehta
Publisher: Niyogi Books

Award Category: English Non-fiction
About the Book: 

A meticulous research dusted off the cobwebs of history that revealed the pioneering Parsis’ arduous journey to Calcutta, their forward thinking, their broad-minded approach, their willingness to give and to improve the lives of all around them. These extraordinary Parsi men and women played a prominent role in society by taking upon themselves the responsibility of helping one and all regardless of class, caste, creed or colour. This book is a treasure trove of facts about the rich Parsi heritage of Kolkata. The nuggets of information and history documented in this book is an effort to preserve the knowledge gained from the painstaking research.


About the Author: 

Prochy N Mehta is a school leader and topper, and a highly successful sportsperson. She represented West Bengal in hockey and basketball, and India in Masters Athletics. She has won 71 medals at international athletic meets including 52 gold medals. She is the Asian Record holder in the 400 metres and in the Triple Jump in the Women’s 40+ age group. She is the first female President of the Calcutta Parsee Club and is actively involved in the business and is a director in several of the companies.


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