Zoroastrian Daily Prayers Book
The front cover and title page of the Zoroastrian Daily Prayers book printed in Bombay in 1959. In her oral history interview, Roshni Rustomji-Kerns selected this object as one of the things she'd keep in a time capsule. Roshni shared that she uses this book when she wants to or needs to pray or check up some words and for understanding something or the other. She also shared that Mr.
Meher's Maternal Grandparents, Jal and Bakhtavar
This is a colorized photograph of Meher's maternal grandparents, Jal and Bakhtavar. Meher shares: "Jal-pappa passed away the same year I was born, so I didn't really know him, but we used to visit my grandma Bakhtavar on weekends by taking the train to Andheri."
Meher's Paternal Grandparents, Jehangir and Goola
This is a photograph of Jehangir and Goola, Meher's paternal grandparents who lived in the same house as her while she was growing up. She shared that she was very close to her grandmother especially. She shares: "She was the one who taught me my parsee prayers.
Meher's Parents, Roshan and Fali
This is a photograph Meher took of her parents, Roshan and Fali, before she left India. She remembers taking it using only window light, in her parents' bedroom. She can tell they were dressed up to go somewhere special. Her mom loved wearing pearls and her dad would not be wearing a tie unless he had to.
Teshtar Irani’s Great Grandmother’s Gara
This is a photograph of Teshtar Irani's great grandmother's gara (Parsi style saree). In her oral history interview, Teshtar selected the gara as one of the objects she'd keep in a time capsule.
Shera Irani's Scarf
This is a photograph of a scarf given to Kayhan Irani by her grandmother, Shera Irani, from Yazd, Iran. In her oral history interview, Kayhan selected it as one of the objects she'd keep in a time capsule.