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Cawas Mody Zoroastrian Religious Artifacts collection

Identifier: MS 0705
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Content Description

The collection contains Mody's personal prayer cap and beads; his book of daily prayers; his copy of Hymns of Zarathustra by Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin; his copy of Textual Sources for the Study of Zoroastrianism by Mary Boyce; his copy of Zoroastrianism by Annie Besant; and an obituary of Mody in the Lawrence Journal-World, as well as a program for his celebration of life ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, Kansas.


  • 1952 - 2018

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Cawas Mody Zoroastrian Religious Artifacts Collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Biographical / Historical

Cawas Mody was born June 19, 1926, in Poona, India. He received a B.A. from the University of Poona and an LL.B. (undergraduate law degree) from the University of Bombay, serving as a Barrister at the High Court of Bombay. He earned an M.A. in international relations from the University of Missouri and an M.A. and PhD in political science from the University of Kansas. He taught political science at the University of Kansas, South Dakota State University, Creighton University, Wayne State University, and the University of Minnesota. He died January 31, 2018 in Lawrence, Kansas, where he had been a member of ZAKA (Zoroastrian Association of Kansas).


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Janet Mody.
Guide to the Cawas Mody Zoroastrian Religious Artifacts collection
Amanda Focke
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA