By Perin Ilavia
Many have heard about the Parsees, as they came to be known after they migrated from Iran to India, but, not many know they originated form the Sapta Sindhu region in the N E Frontier region. Two tribes, the Asura and Suras, migrated to the Gulf of Ormuz in Persia around 1500 BC, some came to Sindh in 1000 BC, and their prophet Zarathustra was born in Iran. Though the exact date is shrouded in mystery, Greek and Roman scholars of the religion, Aristotle, Plato and Pliney, place him as far back as 6000-7000 BC.
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