BILIMORIA, NUSHERWANJI FRAMJI (b. 2 June 1852-d. 15 August 1922), Zoroastrian journalist, editor, and publisher. Among the newspapers to which he contributed are Yazdan Parasta, the Parsi Punch (later the Hindi Punch), the Gnyan Vardhak, the Bombay Gazette, and the Times of India. During 1888-90 he attacked the Rahnumae Mazdayasnan Sabha and the daily Jam-e Jamshed for their reformist attitudes. In 1900 he founded Cherag, a monthly journal, and in 1902 he started the Cherag Printing Press, to which he contributed many articles on Zoroastrianism and theosophy. He wrote hundreds of articles in Gujarati and many in English; among his books is Zoroastrianism in the Light of Theosophy.

Bibliography: Cherag 23, 1922, pp. 438-569.

(Kaikhusroo M. JamaspAsa)

Originally Published: December 15, 1989

Last Updated: December 15, 1989

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