ANKLESARIA, PESHOTAN KAVASHAH (1928-69). Parsi priest and scholar born at Broach. A distant relative of Tahmuras Anklesaria, he was educated first at Anklesar, then in Bombay at the Dadar Athornan Madressa and the M. F. Cama Athornan Institute, both schools for priests’ sons. He obtained his M.A. degree at St. Xavier’s College in 1954, and went then to London, where he gained the Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Later he returned to London to study under W. B. Henning, obtaining in 1958 a PhD for A Critical Edition of the Unedited Portion of the Dādestān-i Dīnīk (Pursišn 41-92). This major scholarly work unfortunately remains unpublished. On his return to Bombay he was appointed Principal of the M. F. Cama Athornan Institute, a post which he held until his untimely death in 1969. Earlier in that year he was invited to Iran by the Iranian Culture Foundation to help prepare for publication facsimile editions of two Pahlavi manuscripts of the Bundahišn (TDI and DH), which were published in Tehran in 1349 Š./1970.

(K. M JamaspAsa and M. Boyce)

Originally Published: December 15, 1985

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