Happiness in the Zoroastrian Traditions of Iran and India


Dr Jamsheed Choksy


May 12, 2023


Jamsheed K. Choksy (BA, Columbia University; PhD, Harvard University) is Distinguished Professor, Director of the US Title VI Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, and Interim Chairperson of the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He was nominated by the US President and confirmed by the US Senate as a member of the Council overseeing the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Asiatic Society, the American Numismatic Society, and the Explorers Club. Choksy has held fellowships from the Harvard Society of Fellows (Junior Fellow), Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, NEH, Guggenheim Foundation, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, American Philosophical Society, and American Academy of Religion. He has been a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. Choksy is a consulting editor for the Encyclopedia Iranica. He is the author of Purity and Pollution in Zoroastrianism (1989), Conflict and Cooperation in Medieval Iranian Society (1997), and Evil, Good, and Gender in Zoroastrian Religious History (2002).