Zoroastrians (see Zoroastrianism) descended from Persians who fled 7th c. Muslim persecution and settled mainly at Bombay, India; gen. wealthy, prosperous, educated, and prominent in business and the professions; their dead are exposed on towers of silence to be eaten by vultures. See also Fire Worshipers.
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