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Jamsheed Choksy

Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Expert Bio

Distinguished Professor Jamsheed Choksy’s research broadly covers the development of societies, especially sectarian communities, in Central Asia, the Near East and South Asia studied through interdisciplinary approaches involving history, religious studies, international affairs, politics, anthropology, archaeology, language, literature and numismatics. He focuses specifically on Iranian and Persian studies, Indian subcontinental studies, Zoroastrianism, Islam, and Manichaeism. Choksy has conducted fieldwork in Iran, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka, among other countries.

Areas of Expertise

Ancient and modern Zoroastrianism, Islamic studies, history of religions, archaeology and languages of the Near East and Central Asia.

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