Example sentences for: parsis

How can you use “parsis” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The arrival of Indian merchants, including Jains, Parsis, and Jews, turned Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta into large cities; the Company discovered a knack for large-scale administration.

  • For instance, to avoid polluting the elements, Parsis do not bury or cremate their dead, but lay them exposed and naked on their famous Towers of Silence for the vultures to devour.

  • When it was revealed to the Governor of Chaldea that Hinduism was in fact a serious religion with too many faithful to treat in this way, another solution had to be found: Hindus, along with Parsis who had fled an earlier Muslim persecution in Persia, were given the privileged status of dhimmi, dues-paying non-believers.

  • The tiny but powerful community of Parsis brought Zoroastrianism from Iran, and its people shine in business today.

  • The Parsis base their elaborate code of ethics on the concept of a constant struggle existing between the forces of creation — that is, light and good — and those of darkness and evil.


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