Class in progress in the Parsi Virbaiji School, Karachi
Photographer: Michie and Company
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a class in progress in the Parsi Virbaiji School at Karachi in Sind, Pakistan from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series (Volume 46), taken by Michie and Company in c.1873. This image was exhibited at the Vienna Universal Exhibition of the same year. The Parsis, followers of Zoroaster, were the descendants of those who fled Persia in the seventh and eighth centuries to escape religious persecution. Many indigenous schools were established by the Government during the nineteenth century and this one served the Parsi community.